Partners of the Americas’ USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program provides technical assistance to individual farmers, farmer associations, agricultural cooperatives, education institutions, and others in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Nicaragua, as well as select other countries.
Farmer-to-Farmer recruits experienced agriculturalists who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to complete short-term assignments (15-day minimum stay; trips are generally 2–3 weeks). Farmer-to-Farmer covers all assignment-related expenses.
Requirements to Volunteer:
• Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent legal resident
• Experience in relevant field
• Upon return, submit a trip report, recommendations form, questionnaire, timesheet, and expense report
To apply or receive more information on an assignment:
Please send your resume/cv and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the country and the title of the assignment in the subject line.
Please see below for more information on the available assignments in each country
Project: Global Climate Change
Volunteer assignments in the Dominican Republic seek to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations to the unpredictable impacts of global climate change (GCC). Projects will involve cross-cutting approaches that focus on the Yaque del Norte watershed management, increased awareness, capacity building, and promoting mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Project: Value-Added Horticulture
Assignments focus on strengthening horticulture value chains in order to increase production and national, regional and international market competitiveness. The overall objective is to stimulate productivity of small-and-medium-scale famers and other actors included in the value chain and to generate demand for value-added products.
Project: Rural Enterprise Development
Assignments focus on providing technical assistance to improve the productivity and competitiveness of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Guatemala.
Project: Women and Youth
Assignments will target rural agricultural families in Nueva Guinea – part of the South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS) – with the overarching goal to increase smallholder farmer production, strengthen the capacity of women and youth entrepreneurs and farmers, increase farming cooperatives’ development and competitiveness, and ultimately improve rural families’ livelihoods and food security.
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