Integrated Pest Management

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.

Desired Impacts

  • Increased knowledge of pest integrated management for vegetables leading to an Increase in vegetable production, farmer incomes and profits

Desired Qualifications

  • Practical experience in accounting, financial management, and marketing
  • Experience in developing agricultural business plan
  • Practical experience on market research and price negotiation
  • Willingness to work for a week or more in a rural Mozambican town.
  • Previous experience working with rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
  • Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.