The Senegal National Council for Concertation and Rural Cooperation (Conseil National de Concertation et de Coopération des Ruraux du Sénégal) works to contribute to the development of peasant agriculture and ensuring sustainable socio-economic livelihoods for small-holder farmers and rural communities.
The main objectives of the Council are to promote consultations and cooperation for the sharing of knowledge and best practices among its members, while also ensuring the enhancement of peasants' culture and rights, as well as the promotion of peasant sociocultural identity in education systems. The main goal of the Council is to strengthen a regional platform for dialogue between farmers' organizations, within the African continent. The work of the CNCR focuses on capacity building of:
- the institutions of rural socio-professional organizations;
- the analysis, proposal and negotiation capacities of socio-professional organizations of rural people;
- the technical and technological aspects of family farms;
- the economic and financial elements of family farms.
The CNCR also aims to develop and control its partnerships with other national, sub-regional and international actors involved in the economic and social development of Senegal.
CNCR's governance bodies are the Council, the Board of Directors and the Executive Board, composed by leaders of farmers' organisations and members.
The Board of Directors is formed by 60 members (four representatives per founding member and two for each new member). It has the power to plan, implement and monitor the activities of the CNCR in accordance with the guidelines and programs defined by the General Assembly. The Executive Board is composed by 18 members and executes the decisions of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors and the Executive Board are both guided by the leaders of farmers' organisations.