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F2F COCOS Persists

| Grameen Foundation

F2F continues to deliver much needed technical services with the help of volunteers from the US and the Philippines during the pandemic

The news of the first COVID-19 vaccine administered in the UK came as a relief to the highly unusual year we have been experiencing and …

Want to Volunteer Remotely? Apply Today!

| AVOP

Our Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers are staying busy during quarantine! Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented volunteers from traveling internationally, volunteers continue impacting farmers, agribusinesses, and cooperatives abroad. Read more to learn about what volunteer opportunities are currently available.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC IMPACT TO F2F COCOS HOST ORGANIZATIONS

| Grameen Foundation

The COVID-19 Situation in the Philippines

A nationwide community quarantine was declared by the Government of the Philippines on 16 March 2020, in response to the COVID -19 Pandemic. The strict confinement measures halted almost all business and social activity that had drastic effects on the economy. It is estimated …

Virtual F2F Assignments

| AVOP

Stay home, stay safe, and volunteer! Despite current travel restrictions, the Farmer-to-Farmer program continues its impactful work through virtual assignments. Read more to learn about virtual assignments and what volunteer opportunities are currently available.

Skilllanthropy in the Philippines

| Grameen Foundation

The Farmer-to-Farmer Capacity Building of the Coconut Sub Sector (F2F COCOS) program in the Philippines provides technical assistance improving productivity, profitability, and access to financial services. Volunteers donating their unique skills and talents are helping poor coconut farmers in the Philippines through Grameen's Farmer-to-Farmer COCOS program. Volunteers are experts in agriculture, food processing and supply chains, marketing and business, banking and finance, international development and more...

Webinar: "What is Rural Tourism? Opportunities for Development"

| ACDI/VOCA

As the COVID-19 crisis impacts traditional tourism and constrains travelers’ ability to gather in large groups, we see small group rural tourism as the best way safely forward. Our discussants will examine rural tourism, how it can equip communities to prosper economically, and how host communities can prepare to leverage this promising change.

F2F COCOS Knowledge Sharing Webinar

| AVOP

Grameen Foundation's Farmer-to-Farmer team hosted a webinar to highlight a volunteer who worked side by side with a local microfinance NGO in the Philippines to develop a farmer profile development survey tool. The volunteer, Eric Doesburg, is a mechanical engineer and supply chain expert. Tune in to learn more: 

Opinion: Farmer-to-Farmer: Making a Difference

| CNFA

It is easy to feel that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought life to a standstill. But life does carry on. Every day, the news is full of stories that illustrate the innovative solutions that individuals and organizations are adopting to adapt to this challenging environment—and when needed, to fulfill their …

Volunteer to Tajikistan Shares How to Advocate to End World Hunger

| ACDI/VOCA

Written by María Cecilia Pfund on 2/13/2020

Food truly unites us all. It is a cultural experience and being immersed in another culture opened my eyes to foods and traditions that enhanced my life in many ways.

Last month, I returned home to Washington, D.C., from a short-term volunteer …