Our Culture

We are development experts but also experienced business owners, agronomists, and farmers.

30 years on, our staff remains the most significant driver in pursuing CNFA’s mission to stimulate economic growth and improve livelihoods by cultivating entrepreneurship. We champion the entrepreneurial spirit at all levels and embrace the notion that bold development solutions can come from singular, sometimes unexpected sources.

Recognizing this is inherent in our DNA. Our diverse organization has grown to more than 430 employees worldwide – we are development experts but also experienced business owners, agronomists, and farmers. As a global team, this collective knowledge shapes and informs our work.

CNFA encourages each of our employees to participate across disciplines to make their own, unique contribution towards fulfilling our shared goals. Since 1985, this commitment to our employees has produced the fresh ideas necessary to serve our partners’ technical, managerial and strategic needs in over 44 different countries.

At the core of our culture is a focus on nurturing the individual skills, interests, and aspirations of our employees. We are proud to cultivate future development leaders and employ a robust career development strategy that reflects this.


CNFA realizes the importance of providing a clear framework for long-term professional growth that is balanced with the flexibility for employees to branch out, whether to work in a new professional capacity or at one of our program offices overseas.

CNFA recruits and retains top talent by offering competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits – currently including health, life, AD&D, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance coverage, a retirement plan, and a robust time-off program. We are a proud Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and are supportive of family, wellness, and a healthy work-life balance.