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    CNFA volunteer insights highlighted in Agrilink’s Blog Carnival

    CNFA participated in Agrilink’s Blog Carnival for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program. The stories, experiences, and ideas expressed in these posts came from all over the globe and discussed different technical areas of expertise.
  • Amalima

    Empowering women to create positive change

    Amalima, a USAID Food for Peace program, is improving the nutrition and health among pregnant and new mothers in Zimbabwe by utilizing community members called lead mothers as catalysts of change.
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    Promoting smallholders’ access to fertilizers in Africa

    Save the date. On September 3, at the African Green Revolution Forum 2014 (AGRF) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, IFA and AFAP will be hosting a side-event on Smallholders’ Access to Fertilizers.
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    Building enterprises designed to serve the smallholder farmer

    Dr. Waktola Wakgari, USAID/CNFA Chief of Party, is featured in an op-ed published on Devex, as part of their #FeedingDev campaign, discussing the success of building a network of Farm Service Centers in Ethiopia.

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Harvesting green pepper in Angola

NACOGDOCHES — As Leon Young spoke about his time in Africa, his eyes lit up. Scrolling through the hundreds of photos taken during his three-week Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs volunteer assignment in Soyo, Angola, he called each person by name and shared anecdotes about his time with them through CNFA’s Farmer-to-Farmer program.


For Immediate Release August 25, 2014 Contact: Jessie Lowry CNFA Director of Communications jlowry@cnfa.org 202.296.3920 ext. 14 Washington, D.C. – CNFA welcomed Peter Dickrell as its new vice president of programs in June, shortly after Sylvain Roy, who previously held the position, officially assumed his new role as CNFA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. As […]

A man looks after cattle. Near Mekele, Tigray, Ethiopia.

2014 Livestock Investment Forum

5th August, 2014 | By Cnfa

Find out more information about a series of regional livestock investment forums that the USAID Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project is hosting in September and October 2014.