The French National Federation of Organic Farming (FNAB) is a professional organisation which represents organic farmers. It brings together 24 regional groups. 10 000 organic farmers are members of the network.
The organisation has 3 core missions :
(1) => a development structure : providing expertise, supporting public authorities, institutions and professionals in developing organic agriculture everywhere and for everyone (incl. helping with conversions to organic farming).
(2) => a professional organisation: representing organic producers in France and at international level and facilitating a field-based network.
(3) => a civic movement which contributes to inform, raise awareness and mobilise civil society on organic agriculture and its benefits for health and the environment.
Concerning access to land, since 2007, FNAB established a programme on "water and organic farming" (called “eau et bio”). It aims at developing organic agriculture on a local scale by engaging with local authorities. The main goal of this programme is to protect drinking water catchement areas from nitrate and pesticides pollutions and to foster rural development. Through this programme, FNAB supports local authorities to develop projects on land acquisition, organic conversion and entry into farming.