Team: Evergreen | Commitment: Volunteer | Location: Southern Africa; Malawi; Mozambique; Angola
Legume Processing – General Application
CNFA is always accepting applications of individuals experienced in legume processing, (soybean, peanuts, etc.) who are interested in serving as Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers. If you see a specific volunteer assignment that you are interested in, please apply directly to that solicitation. If there are not any assignments that fit your skillset within legume processing, please submit your information through this general application.
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 in-country 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 objectives that are determined by the needs of the host organization. Some examples of legume processing assignment objectives include:
- Advise operators of small/medium-scale legume processing operations on raw material criteria, optimization of equipment, cost control, food safety, and/or product quality.
- Develop a strategic plan with factory operators; assist in overall business management.
- Assist in the development of legume by-products to meet market demand.
Example Volunteer Qualifications
- Degree and/or extensive experience in agriculture, agribusiness, food processing, food sciences, or related field
- Experience in small enterprise food processing
- Experience in processing and refining peanut, soybean or other oils
- Experience in livestock feed formulation
- Knowledge of HACCP for edible oils
- Good presentation and report writing skills
- You must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be a F2F volunteer.
These trips are volunteer-based, but all trip-related expenses are covered by CNFA, and typically last between two and three weeks.