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Nutrition Improvement

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.

ASSIGNMENT

Associação de Mulheres de Baixa Renda – Anzathu – is a nonprofit based in Beira, Mozambique focused on strengthening the ability of low-income women to improve the livelihoods of their households and their community. The 50-member association is comprised entirely of women. Anzathu members participate in a variety of income-generating activities, from selling home-grown produce and poultry, to operating small stands selling roasted peanuts, bread, fruit, etc. The association also operates a village savings and loan mechanism in order to assist members in starting up small businesses.

Malnutrition is a serious problem in the community, and the association has requested assistance from an F2F volunteer in order to learn about basic nutrition and its relation to agriculture (specifically how to provide/sustain a balanced diet year-round through diversification of agricultural practices). As well, the members want to learn how to lead community-based nutrition trainings, and how to combat malnutrition in children and pregnant women.

DESIRED IMPACTS

• Increased understanding of nutrition and how to improve nutrition through agriculture.

• Improved ability to lead nutrition trainings in the community.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Willingness to work for a week or more in a rural Mozambican town.

• Practical experience in food nutrition improvement

• Experience in working with smallholder’s farmers group

• Knowledge of participatory methodologies

• Experience in adult learning styles and teaching methods

• Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

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