Team: Farmer-to-Farmer | Commitment: Volunteer | Location: Angola

Eniasrasse Nsoro Semente – Cooperative Management & Leadership

Cooperative Management and Leadership

The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program is authorized by the U.S. Farm Bill and managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). F2F works to generate rapid, sustained economic growth in the agricultural sector through short-term technical assistance provided by U.S. volunteers and supported by highly trained local staff. A secondary goal of F2F is to increase the American public’s understanding of international development issues and programs, and international understanding of the United States and U.S. development programs.

CNFA is implementing F2F in the Southern Africa region, working in Malawi, Mozambique, and Angola. We rely on the expertise of U.S. volunteers from diverse backgrounds to respond to the needs of hosts. These hosts can be farms, processors, cooperatives, farmer associations, or other agricultural enterprises; they vary in size and commodity focus. Each volunteer assignment has distinct objective that are determined by the needs of the host organization.

Issue Description

Eniasrasse Nsoro Semente is a private farm located in Chitunga about 12 miles away from Manica province. The farm has two permanent employees and 10 temporary employees who help with growing fruits, vegetables, legumes and cereals on 10 hectares of land. The farm’s owner, Mrs. Semente primarily sells her produce to women in her community and residents of Manica village who then sell the agricultural products in their local market.  Last season, the farm sold about 26 tons of products and made 700,000MZN (10,000 USD) in gross sales.

Eniasrasse Nsoro Semente would like to improve her knowledge on producing different crops and fruits. The farm has thus requested a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer to provide technical knowledge on farming management and crop budget. Through CNFA F2F program assistance, Mrs. Semente hopes to increase farm income, ultimately improving the livelihood of her community. 

Desired Impacts

  • Enhance knowledge on farm planning and crop budgeting
  • Increase production volume and net income

Desired Qualifications

  • Willingness to work for a week or more in a rural Mozambican town.
  • Practical experience on farm management
  • Experience in developing business plans for smallholder farmers
  • Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. 

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