VEGA Alliance & Farmer-to-Farmer Program's Meeting

Please join VEGA Members and the Farmer-to-Farmer Community for a discussion on Best Practices in Volunteer Recruitment. Panelists from VEGA Alliance and Farmer-to-Farmer Implementers will share their experiences and best practices in recruitment and management of volunteers for international development programs. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer …

Partners of the Americas Highlight Work in Nicaragua

Since 2014, Partners of the Americas has facilitated 52 Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer trips to Nicaragua. F2F field staff, local hosts, and volunteers have worked hard to create collaborative solutions to complex community problems. Check out the incredible F2F partnerships we’ve formed in the past few months!

Urban Gardening & Entrepreneurial Training in Haiti

Mr. Trevor Hylton, a FAMU Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer traveled to Haiti in April to conduct an Agriculture/Horticulture Small Project assignment. In collaboration with Université Caraibe, a Haitian Univeristy, Mr. Hylton worked with Haiti’s youth to develop an urban garden in the heart of Port-au-Prince. By employing container gardening, the urban garden uses all available space and assisting the community through providing a local source of food, filtering the air, and bringing the community together. In addition, through FAMU’s entrepreneur rship program, the urban garden educated Haiti’s youth about business management. According to the CIA World Factbook, Haiti has one of the youngest populations in the world, with people aged 15 and younger counting for roughly a third of the population, and its capital, Port-au-Prince, has high population density with economic growth as low as 1% in 2015. Urban gardening, in combination with entrepreneurship, provided students with the skills to start their own business using the resources around them.

Three F2F SPSP Small Grants Conclude with Major Accomplishments

Three small grant projects from the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project (SPSP) recently wrapped up their projects, with achievements beyond their targets. Between the three programs a total of 30 volunteers were fielded and completed 495 volunteer days.