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.
Tadzera Kulima, meaning “we are here for farming”, is a 28 member farmer association (18 women), located about 75 kilometers from Beira, Mozambique. Founded in 2006, and formally registered in 2012, Tadzera Kulima has 20 hectares in production (vegetables, sesame, and cereal crops), both for household consumption and sale at market. The association also has a small demonstration plot where members test new varieties and new techniques. Last year, Tadzera Kulima sold 34 tons of crops, accumulated a gross revenue of roughly $10,000, and saw profits rise to roughly $5,300.
In order to build on last year’s success, Tadzera Kulima seeks an F2F Volunteer to help increase agricultural production and marketing. The Volunteer will help to develop a marketing strategy, as well as a system of record keeping (production and sales), that will help to guide the association to continued increases in production and sales.
• Willingness to work for a week or more in rural Mozambique.
• Expert in developing marketing plans and strategies for smallholder farmers.
• Knowledge of data collection, management, and analysis.
• Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.