Consultancy firm created on the 16th of January 2015, TERO is a Société Coopérative d’Intérêt Collectif (SCIC). As a cooperative consultancy, TERO shares values of co-construction, transparency, shared authority and constitution of indivisible reserve. The TERO members are professionals dedicated to the development of rural areas.


TERO is a cooperative company created on the 16th of January 2015 by 51 members, composed of individuals and corporate entities, and now counts 79 members.

Currently we have more than 60 professional partners, international experts and experienced professionals in agricultural and rural development in France and internationally. They are willing to contribute their skills and experience for an ethical and committed expertise.

Five institutional members accompany TERO and provide their skill, experience and network not only in their own specific domain but also in the management of cooperative companies:

puce triangleETHIQUABLE, cooperative company specialized in the marketing of fair trade products from French or southern hemisphere farmer organizations.

puce triangleSENS Solidarités Entreprises Nord-Sud, cooperative company specialized in supporting entrepreneurs.

puce triangleAgronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF), a French NGO which offers technical assistance for rural development. AVSF provides TERO with its skills, foundations and networks in more than 20 countries.

puce triangleL'Union Régionale des Sociétés Coopératives Rhône-Alpes (SEP-URSCOP) supports TERO via the financial tool “Scop entreprises participation” and the provision of resources.

puce triangleTerracoopa, a young service and expertise cooperative specialized in organic agriculture and environment, based in Montpellier.

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The 79 members of TERO represent a constant source of skill and experience for the implementation of the services offered by TERO. They allow the mobilization of a vast network of people, resources and partners based locally (including other associate consultancy firms), in different countries of cooperation and in France.

At the end of 2016, TERO and three professional non-governmental organizations, AVSF and two of its historical partners in Latin America – CESA in Ecuador, and PROGRESO in Perucreated AVSF GROUP. More than 450 professionals, women and men, combined their expertise to serve a sustainable and fair development of territories and the promotion of social and solidarity economy.


Our mission

Working for sustainable and fair development of rural territories by promoting family farming. Read more


Our governance

TERO is a cooperative associating moral and physical persons represented through 5 associates categories. Read more


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