NPCA has partnered with the CNFA Farmer-to-Farmer Program (FTF) to offer NPCA members--specifically farmers, agricultural, ag-finance, microfinance, and commodity value chain professionals--an opportunity to exercise their expertise during assignments overseas. FTF provides voluntary technical assistance to farmers, farm groups, and agribusinesses in developing and transitional countries to promote sustainable improvements in food processing, production, and marketing.
Typically, volunteers spend three weeks overseas working directly with recipients in the host country. CNFA arranges, and pays, for all travel, accommodation, visas, and other logistical issues for volunteers.
This program affords a unique opportunity to use your abilities to improve the livelihoods of people in some of the world's most impoverished areas.
Volunteering with the CNFA FTF Program has led to concrete benefits for people in developing countries such as: increased efficiency, sales and wages through new technologies, techniques and strategies, and personal satisfaction for volunteers. Core countries in which volunteers will be working now include Angola, Georgia, Kenya, Malawi, Moldova, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda; others include the Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, and Belarus in Europe.
In order to register your interest in such an assignment, please visit the National Peace Corps Association/CNFA Farmer-to-Farmer website.