Citrus Nursery Management

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.


Agro-livestock Lukunga is an association located near Soyo, Angola, which is linked to local agricultural organizations, farming associations, and oil companies in the area.  The association would like to start a community citrus nursery on their farm to improve the general management of their 8 hectare orchard.  The host is seeking a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer provide the association with training on grafting and training on diversifying crops.

Desired Impacts

  • Assessment of the suitability of soil/water resources for the citrus nursery and of the fruit varieties being propagated
  • Improved technical knowledge of grafting and transplanting techniques to improve management of the citrus planting in the region

Desired Qualifications 

  • A commercial citrus nursery expert
  • Able to draw up a list of equipment and materials necessary to enlarge the nursery in the associations of the cooperative
  • Experience working with cooperatives of all sizes