F2F Empowers Post-Apartheid Farmers

As a young boy, Warren Bam would watch his father head to work as a truck driver on the farm nearby. One day, he decided, he would join him, but as a farmer. Yet, the color of his skin meant he would be breaking the law. Non-white South Africans were dispossessed of their land under the Natives Land Act. Under this law and apartheid, a policy of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa between 1948 and 1991, Warren was not allowed to own a farm or study agriculture. He spent 14 years waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.

Farmer-to-Farmer in Colombia’s Orinoquia Region Overcomes Adversity to Continue Impact

Farmer-to-Farmer in Colombia’s Orinoquia Region is making an impact for smallholder farmers in the lush and remote area despite facing an unstable security situation. The project, implemented by Purdue University through the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance’s Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project (F2F SPSP), aims to increase farm productivity, strengthen innovations along the value chain and enhance networks that support local food systems. As the project nears completion, Purdue is building on previous successes to ensure farmers experience sustainable solutions and the regional agricultural economy flourishes.

NCBA CLUSA Continues Supporting Vanilla Co-ops in Madagascar through New USAID Trade Hub Project


Through a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development's East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, NCBA CLUSA is doubling down on its efforts to strengthen market-oriented vanilla cooperatives, increase incomes for vanilla farmers and create a more sustainable value chain with the Increasing Vanilla Value Chain Competitiveness project in Madagascar. This $100,000 USAID-funded project runs until October 2017 and leverages financial and technical support from a public-private partnership with a national vanilla exporter and a Fortune 1000 company.

Program Snapshot: Farmer-to-Farmer in Guatemala

The Farmer-to-Farmer Program (F2F) in Guatemala implemented by Partners of the Americas focuses efforts on two country project strategies: Horticulture and Rural Enterprise Development. F2F directly supports Feed the Future investments in market-led agricultural development for the Western Highlands.