In July 2019, the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) AVOP project awarded two sub-grants to the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) and the Grameen Foundation (Grameen) to implement four-year F2F projects in Morocco and the Philippines, respectively.
The High Atlas Foundation
HAF’s Cooperatives Leading Sustainable Agriculture in Morocco (CLAS) project will work with cooperatives and nurseries involved in nut, medicinal plant, and fruit tree production to provide technical assistance in organic farming, value-added production, and organizational and financial management. The project will specifically target women and youth cooperative members to increase their capacities. HAF anticipates fielding 70 volunteers to assist 80 host organizations over the life of project (LOP).
Grameen’s F2F sub-award project, Capacity-building of the Coconut Subsector (COCOS), will focus on improving the productivity, profitability, and resilience of small-holder coconut farmers and entrepreneurs in the Philippines through volunteer technical assistance in good agriculture practices and technologies, and increased access to financial services and market opportunities. Grameen anticipates fielding 64 volunteers and assisting 16 host organizations over the LOP.