• F2F

    Strengthening rural economies through volunteer technical assistance

    Relying on the expertise of its volunteers, CNFA assisted over 20,000 individuals as part of the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
  • ADA

    Generating employment opportunities in Georgia

    The Agribusiness Development Activity (ADA) provided $15.9 million worth of grants, leveraged over $20 million in private sector matching investments and fostered the creation of over 2,000 rural jobs.
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    Fostering economic growth in Pakistan

    The Pakistan Agribusiness Project (TAP) strengthens local capacity in the horticulture and livestock value chains through technical assistance and capacity building training.

    Creating a competitive livestock industry through value chain development

    In an effort to increase the productivity and competitiveness of livestock value chains in Ethiopia, CNFA is leading a consortium of 13 partners to implement the Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development (AGP-LMD).

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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AGRIPEL represents 32 smallholder farmers near the town of Nhamatanda, Mozambique, focusing on helping its members produce and market vegetables.  In an effort to improve its services, AGRIPEL turned to USAID’s Farmer-to-Farmer program which relies on the expertise of American volunteers to provide short-term voluntary technical assistance.  As the partner for managing the program in […]

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Reflections on Cuba

12th March, 2015 | By Cnfa

Opinion by CNFA Board Member Mike Espy (originally appeared in The Clarion Ledger) In 1974, as a college student majoring in political science, I received a special student visa that allowed me to study for a month in Havana, Cuba. Last week, some 40 years later, I returned to the island to find a different, […]


For Immediate Release March 10, 2015 Contact: Jessie Lowry CNFA Director of Communications jlowry@cnfa.org 202.296.3920 CNFA Joins USACC Delegation to Cuba Partnerships Key in Developing Cuba’s Agricultural Sector WASHINGTON, D.C. – Returning from a four-day learning trip to Cuba, Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) Board Members and former United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]