PDP: Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Colombia's Orinoquia Region

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Purdue University’s project aim to promote rural development to support a sustainable and economically equitable peace in the Orinoquia region of Colombia, through integrated volunteer technical assistance. This will be accomplished by improved agricultural productivity through sustainable agricultural practices and natural resource management. Volunteers will work with smallholder farmers so that they understand and be able to train others, strengthened regional agricultural economy through value-added processing and sustainable innovations along the value chain. Volunteers will provide technical assistance in agricultural processing, product innovation, and marketing and creating new and strengthened networks support small farms and markets for local food systems

ContactEmma Charlebois

Grant Summary: 
Farmer-to-Farmer in Colombia’s Orinoquia Region
Award Amount: 
$699,904
Effective Date: 
January, 2015 to September, 2017