In addition to the primary country projects in each of the four core countries (Nicaragua, Haiti, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic), Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) also has some limited opportunities to work in countries throughout the hemisphere by means of flex assignments.
“Flexible” Assignment Opportunities
The 2013–2018 program has some flexible (“flex”) assignments, which allows F2F to send small numbers of volunteers to support ongoing agricultural projects, explore new project areas, respond to USAID requests and take advantage of opportunities outside of the core projects.
Flex projects support in-country agriculture and environmental groups and organizations to provide technical assistance. Technical needs are identified and a specific volunteer scope of work is written. Volunteers whose expertise matches these requests travel for 2 to 3 weeks to work with their counterparts in Latin America and the Caribbean. Volunteer assignments may focus on specific interventions that improve farm or agribusiness operations, assist with production or marketing, strengthen agricultural cooperatives, improve environmental conditions or farm safety, improve access to rural finance, or similar activities.
If you are interested in learning more details about flex assignments, please contact Orli Handmaker at Partners International in Washington, DC, or call (202) 524-6295.