Marketing and Business Plan Development

Marketing and Business Plan Development

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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.

Assignment
Associacao Santa Isabel, a farm association based in Lamego, produces a variety of vegetables, cereals and legumes. The association is requesting a volunteer to assist with a marketing plan that will enable them to provide a greater distribution of products to a wider market. They would benefit greatly from technical assistance in business and marketing development to increase their potential for economic growth.

Desired Impacts
• A greater understanding on the part of the association on the network and structure of commercialization in order to increase economic potential.

Desired Qualification 
• Extensive knowledge in agricultural record-keeping systems and agricultural business development
• Experience in adult education and instruction
• 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

 

How to Apply 
Please email your CV to F2Finfo@cnfa.org with ‘Marketing and Business Plan Development’ as the subject.

Ground Nuts/Peanut Production 

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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.

Assignment

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.

Desired Impacts

  • 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.

Applying

Please email your CV to F2Finfo@cnfa.org with ‘Ground Nuts/Peanut Production’ as the subject.

Disease control (Tomato, Green Pepper, Onion)

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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.

Assignment

Teka Funtuka, a farm association based out of Tomboco, focuses on the production of onions, tomatoes, and green peppers. In 2014, the members of the association faced challenges with their yield, due to a pest infestation and crop disease. The farm association has requested a volunteer to provide technical assistance on integrated pest management and crop disease prevention.

Desired Impacts

  • Increased knowledge of Integrated Pest Management techniques for vegetables; specifically for tomatoes, green peppers, and onions
  • Ultimately, increased production and profits for member of the farm association

Desired Qualifications

  • Practical experience in vegetable production and pest management
  • Experience in teaching (particularly adult education)
  • Willingness to work for a week or more in a rural town in Angola
  • 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

Applying

Please email your CV to F2Finfo@cnfa.org with ‘Disease control (Tomato, Green Pepper, Onion)’ as the subject.

Business Plan Development for Soy-Based Animal Feed

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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.

Assignment

The host, a private farmer based out of Dondo, Mozambique, aspires to expand his existing business to include the production ofsoy based animal feed through a strategic partnership with local soybeanproducers.

Desired Impacts

  • Assist in the development of a production plan
  • Assist farmers in defining resources necessary to implement the production plan (labor, machinery, tools, etc.)
  • Assist farmers in developing a clear vision for the business venture and partnership

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing business/strategic plans, preferably in the agricultural industry
  • A backgroundin agricultural 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

How to Apply

Please email your CV to F2Finfo@cnfa.org with ‘Business Plan Development for Soy-Based Animal Feed’ as the subject.

Legume Production – General Application

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