Ground Nuts/Peanut Production
Farmer to Farmer Description
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 with all expenses covered by CNFA, and typically last between two and three weeks.
Nkanya Producers and Marketing Society Cooperation Limited (NPMSCL) produces two products; soya milk and peanut butter (locally called chiponde). The main inputs for their products are groundnuts and soy beans which are grown by the farmers themselves. The majority of the ground nut farmers have never received formal training in ground nut farming, and use traditional methods which result in low yields. The farmers lack up-to-date production information on groundnut farming. The farmers also lack knowledge on proper varieties of groundnuts suitable for processing.
The farmers would like to increase their yield of ground nuts to increase the quantity of product that can be sold raw, as well as sold as value-added products. The cooperative therefore has requested a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer to train them in proper ground nut farming techniques in order to increase their yields. The training will involve the general management of ground nuts plants starting from land preparation to harvesting.
- Increase in total commodity production
- Improved yield and quality of ground nuts
Desire Qualification of Volunteer
- Experienced ground nuts farmer or experience with ground nuts production
- Previous experience working with rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred, but not required
- Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
Please email your CV to F2Finfo@cnfa.org with ‘Ground Nuts/Peanut Production’ as the subject.