The FY08-13 Farmer-to-Farmer Program (F2F) in Ghana focused on horticulture and staple food crops. The program had a network of contacts throughout the agriculture sector that led USAID/Ghana to choose to implement its flagship FTF activity through an F2F associate award, drawing on the successful model of volunteer technical assistance ACDI/VOCA had demonstrated in F2F. The resulting Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Feed the Future Activity (ADVANCE) invested $32 million to spur inclusive agricultural sector growth and improve Ghana’s nutrition status. ADVANCE supported rice, maize and soy value chains through technical assistance, grants and loan facilitation for nucleus farmers, who in turn support networks of out-growers. The commercial linkages between nucleus farmers and out-growers maintained sustainability throughout and beyond the life of the project.