• Int day of rural women

    Empowering women to breakdown inter-generational poverty

    CNFA finds it imperative for its programs to not only include women, but to focus on empowering women as entrepreneurs to maximize impact on agricultural productivity, rural incomes and household food security.
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    World Food Day 2014: the importance of family farming

    With just over one year to the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN focuses on the potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and boost local economies.
  • Amalima

    Fostering improved nutrition, health and resilience in Zimbabwe

    Amalima is working with more than 66,000 households to provide a combination of capacity building, training and mentoring, food rations, vouchers, tools, matching grants, and community-based messaging and mobilization.

    Enabling entrepreneurs to access new markets in Haiti

    The Market Chain Enhancement program (MarChE) strengthened the competitiveness of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Haiti through technical assistance, trainings and strategic grant funding to improve the productivity of different agricultural products.

Who We are

Global economic growth is critical to future stability, and private enterprise is one of the most potent engines of development. CNFA's mission is to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector. Watch our Brand Video to better understand who we are, our core capabilities, and our mission. Click here to visit our YouTube channel.

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With the threat of Ebola looming over Western Africa, volunteerism is still robust in other parts of the continent. Leon Young is a soil fertility specialist and Regents professor of agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He was in Angola ahead of the fall semester consulting in the Farmer to Farmer program […]

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CNFA is a Washington, D.C.-based, international development organization dedicated to stimulating economic growth around the world by nurturing entrepreneurship, private enterprise and market linkages in the agricultural development sector. CNFA, under the Ethiopia Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development (AGP-LMD) Project, USAID Contract No. AID-663-C-12-00009, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a company or […]


Read how USAID is empowering women in Ethiopia through trainings in livestock production, leadership and entrepreneurship.