CNFA is committed to generating broad-based economic growth, food security, and promoting people-to-people diplomacy through volunteer efforts as an implementer of USAID’s Southern Africa & Moldova Farmer-to-Farmer program (2018-2023).

Although in-person assignments are currently limited, there are many other ways in which U.S.-based volunteers can stay engaged in the program. We are currently looking for individuals interested in in-person volunteer assignments in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as those interested in virtual and paired volunteer assignments in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe!

Thanks to the continued interest of volunteers and host organizations, the program has launched virtual volunteer assignments consisting of volunteer trainings and technical support via online platforms, such as Zoom and Skype. Each assignment is different, but a typical time commitment is three, one-to-three-hour sessions per week, for three-to-five weeks.

Click here to see a list of available volunteer assignments and here to access a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). To indicate your interest, please visit this link to make a volunteer account in our online database and follow the instructions in the Knack Basics for Volunteers document here.

In addition, we are always looking for individuals to host large group trainings on topics like Integrated Pest Management, business development and organizational management. If you would like to share your expertise through in-person and online trainings, click here to express your interest.

Whether you are a first-time Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer or a veteran of the program, contact us if you have questions by sending us an email at

The volunteer efforts will target these specific value chains in the following countries:

  • Horticulture: Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Legumes: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Aquaculture: Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia
  • Livestock/dairy: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Moldova
  • Rice: Madagascar
  • Organic agriculture: Moldova
  • Poultry and agricultural services subsector: Mozambique
"Staff at my farm were unskilled until undergoing intensive training in poultry management with CNFA volunteers, which helped improve production levels from 300 chickens. I now raise about 20,000 chickens."

- Marcel Guita, Owner of Guita Chicken Farm

$1.4 million

Increase in net incomes

$46.7 million

Increase in sales by hosts


Beneficiaries reached through training

Expected Impact

The CNFA-implemented Farmer-to-Farmer program in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and in the European country of Moldova posts mid-to senior-level U.S. volunteers to farmer groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions to promote sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production and marketing.

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