Agrochemicals Manual Development

Farmer-to-Farmer is a USAID-funded initiative to send American agricultural/agribusiness experts to developing countries to offer technical assistance to our host organizations. These trips are volunteer-based, but all trip-related expenses are covered by CNFA, and typically last between two and three weeks.


CNFA is implementing the USAID funded three-year Feed the Future Ethiopia Farm Service Center Project and currently is seeking a volunteer to develop a well-reviewed, edited, and enriched agrochemicals specification catalogue to enhance understanding of agro-chemical application.

Desired Impacts

  • Enhanced Farm Service Center staff, frontline government extension agents and smallholders’ understanding of agro-chemicals handling and usage.

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of BSc. Degree in Crop Protection and Production, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Weed Science, or relevant field of study and with minimum of 10 years work experience in relevant task; MSc /PhD is preferred.
  • Proven experience in pesticides (fungicide, insecticide and herbicide) handling and usage, improved crop production and protection methods within the context of smallholder farmers;
  • Proven experience in leading and facilitating seminars and presentations;
  • Exposure to USAID or other donor-funded programs is a plus;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Excellent personal and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently to agreed deadlines & a strong work ethic;
  • Excellent levels of time and self-management;
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Practical experience most appreciated;
  • Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to, with “Agronomy Volunteer” in the subject line. The application deadline is May 20, 2016.

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