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Partners improves economic opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing on select agricultural value chains and providing specific technical assistance to farmers, cooperatives, agribusinesses, extension services, government agencies, and other institutions at all levels of these chains. Click here to learn more!

Farmer-to-Farmer Program Overview

The Partners of the Americas Farmer-to-Farmer Program sends US technical volunteers to provide training and assistance to farmers, cooperatives, agribusinesses, extension services, government agencies, and other institutions. In turn, this improves economic opportunities and food security, while protecting the environment.

Officially called the John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program, F2F is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). US volunteers participating in F2F spend two to four weeks on assignment working directly with local counterparts in Latin America and the Caribbean to address previously identified local needs. Volunteer assignments focus on practical interventions that improve farm and agribusiness operations or production, assist with marketing and market linkages, protect and conserve natural resources, and strengthen organizations. Farmer-to-Farmer blends two goals: facilitating people-to-people exchanges and promoting sustainable economic growth, natural resource management, and development.

The current program is working primarily in Nicaragua, Haiti, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic, as well as in other countries throughout the hemisphere (F2F Flex opportunities).  Find out more about how to Volunteer and check out the links to the right to read newsletters and success stories, see photos and find out more about the program.

The program has had an impact throughout the hemisphere.  Read impact stories and more on the Farmer-to-Farmer Blog!  You can also see some impact numbers detailed in our Infographic (PDF).

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This webpage is made possible in part by the generous support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Partners and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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