Farmer-to-Farmer is a USAID-funded initiative, which sends 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.
Manecas Salomão David is a commercial farmer located along the banks of Metuchira River in a city called Metuchira Pita, Mozambique. Mr. David inherited 100 hectares from his grandfather, the namesake of the city, Metuchira Pita, but Mr. David only farms on seven hectares – six for horticultural production, and one for rice production. Mr. David is a distinguished young farmer, and has given learning tours to other farmers, associations, NGOs and the Department of Agriculture. Farmers in Metuchira Pita are requesting assistance from a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer to provide expertise on the best practices and technologies for pest control and integrated pest management during the vegetables season, using Mr. David’s farm as a model.