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Pandemic Stories from a Field Operations Officer

| Ronald Lim, Grameen Foundation

In March 2021, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, my visits to Farmer-to-Farmer Capacity-Building of the Coconut Subsector (F2F COCOS) host organizations in some parts of Mindanao in the Philippines finally resumed. Naturally, I was worried about contracting the virus and had to continuously adjust travel plans due to the …

Farmer-to-Farmer Celebrates its 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award Winners!

| IESC & Land O'Lakes Venture37

The global USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program and community celebrate the resiliency and unwavering dedication of our volunteers every day. Without them, our program impacts would not be possible. This became increasingly evident during the COVID-19 pandemic when program activities abruptly came to a halt, prompting the adaptation of implementation of volunteer …

Food Science Faculty Provide Value-Added Food Product Training to Trinidad and Tobago Rural Women’s Group

| Nyssa Lilovich, Purdue University

Purdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) and Purdue Extension are home to the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program implemented in Trinidad and Tobago (TT). The F2F TT program seeks to improve food and nutrition security through productivity, safety and profitability as well as growing the extension …

Farmer-to-Farmer Supports Sustainable Livestock Systems in Jamaica and Guyana

| Partners of the Americas

Livestock is a critical part of sustainable agriculture that international development projects must address to advance livelihoods globally while simultaneously protecting Earth’s precious natural resources. Since 1991, Partners of the Americas (POA) has worked on the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program (F2F), which aims to improve the sustainable use of natural resources through …

Advantages of Remote Volunteering

| Grameen Foundation

Written by Nancy Wells, F2F Volunteer

The year 2020 provided an unforeseen opportunity for Grameen Foundation to validate its own program delivery risk mitigation plans. The Farmer-to-Farmer COCOS team in the Philippines had spent several years building volunteer engagements with expectations of tightly scoped deliverables …

If you Guild it, they will come: F2F Guatemala’s unique approach to virtual extension support with small ruminant associations during the pandemic

| Partners of the Americas

Written by Otto Rivera, F2F Field Officer in Guatemala. This article was originally posted here.

Guatemalan smallholder farmers were hit especially hard by COVID-19’s impact on agricultural value chains. While many do not have access to technical assistance and training during normal conditions, the pandemic worsened this isolation as …

THE CONTINUING TOLL OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO F2F COCOS HOST ORGANIZATIONS

| Grameen Foundation

The Situation in the Philippines

A year into the pandemic, the Government of the Philippines has urged the revitalization of industries to enable economic recovery. Quarantine restrictions have been gradually eased since June 2020, with the majority of the country moving into a less stringent community quarantine order

F2F Honors Black History Month

| AVOP

While the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program’s primary goal is to generate sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector, its secondary goal is to increase the U.S. public’s understanding of international development issues and programs and international understanding of the U.S. and U.S. development programs. To do so, F2F believes the program’s …

Southern Africa Farmer-to-Farmer Launches Ambassador Program to Engage with Prospective Volunteers

| Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program in Southern Africa and the Eastern European country of Moldova, which is implemented by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), is piloting a new Ambassador program aimed at increasing engagement in the United States in order to bolster the …