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

Fruit Juice Processing-Liwinza Wine Cooperative

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

 

Liwinza Wine Cooperative is a group of 23 farmers who produce wine and honey.  Liwinza Wine Cooperative recently received a grant from a UNDP-funded project – Sustainable Land Development (SLD) to build a small wine factory. product diversification as a way to generate income. In addition to honey and wine, Liwinza Wine Cooperative plans to start producing fruit juice from a variety of fruits, including oranges, mangoes, baobab, pineapples and guavas. Since the members have not been trained on how to produce fruit juice, Liwinza Wine Cooperative has requested a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer to train them on fruit juice processing.

Desired Outcomes

  • Produce a variety of fruit juices to diversify their products sold 
  • Increase in sales

Desired Qualifications of Volunteer

  • Experience and knowledge in processing of fruit juice.
  • Experience working cross culturally in developing countries
  • Willingness to work for a week or more in  a rural Malawian town.
  • Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

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