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What We Do

We support farmers and agribusiness professionals in developing countries to improve their livelihoods and food security. Farmer-to-Farmer sends volunteers from the U.S. on need-based assignments to provide hands-on training and mentorship to communities, agricultural cooperatives, agribusinesses, and educational institutions.

Why We Do It

Too often, farmers in the developing world are cut off from the agricultural technologies and innovations that could help them improve their productivity and competitiveness. Farmers have the proven strength and resilience to lift their families and their communities out of poverty, but they need access to the best practices available. Farmer-to-Farmer is designed to help bridge this gap, we send highly-skilled volunteer consultants who can help small-holder farmers access the tools and information they need to thrive.

Our Impact

You can make a difference by sharing your knowledge and skills with farmers, cooperatives, agribusinesses, and other agriculture sector institutions in developing countries.

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Recruited from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers come from diverse backgrounds in the public and private sectors.

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Volunteers work with farmer associations, cooperatives, women’s groups, agribusinesses, and universities throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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Volunteers use their skills and expertise to help communities increase their agricultural productivity and competitiveness in emerging markets.

Volunteer Stories

Bruce Gregory

Farmer-to-Farmer Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (ECCA)

Alisher Dehkan Farm in Tajikistan’s Khatlon Province has been producing apples, plums, bing cherry, pears, peaches, apricots, and almonds since 2009. Its owner, Firdavs Safarov, however, lacks solid orchard management skills. For example, each year he had to hire local pruning specialists to maintain his farm. But the associated costs limited profits. There was a time when Safarov considered selling the farm because it generated so little income.

David Roberts

Farmer-to-Farmer Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (ECCA)

May 2017—In 2007, Emilbek Shamyrkanov started his own cattle-rearing business and dairy farm in northeast Kyrgyzstan to provide extra income for his family. Beginning with five cows, he steadily increased his herd to 40 over the past decade.

Blake Scott

Farmer-to-Farmer Caribbean Region

At just over 6200ft elevation, winded, but yet proud of my accomplishment, I began setting up my camera gear for what was next to come. The coffee harvest here in the mountainous region of Huehuetenango. Guatemala is home to what surely were severe 45° mountain slopes and expansive highland views; a perfect setting for great imagery. Elvera, and her two daughters, are indigenous coffee farmers and owners of a small plot of land filled with organically grown coffee plants. This is a precious opportunity so rarely given to women in a society so dominated by male influence. This was a welcomed open door for change.

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