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.
Lulemba is a 16-member farmer association, located in the village of Voke, about 20 kilometers from Noqui, Zaire Province, Angola. Lulemba currently produces a variety of fruits, vegetables, and legumes, including, okra, green pepper, tomatoes, mango, avocado, peanuts, beans. The association is focused on improving their production in order to: provide better income for their members, improving the availability and diversity of produce at market, and provide a better diet for their community.
The association struggles with record keeping, and views their lack of good record keeping practices as a major obstacle in improving their management across all aspects of the farm operation: agricultural production, financial management, personnel, etc. Lulemba seeks the assistance of an F2F Volunteer skilled in financial management, business administration, and general record keeping in order to improve the farm operations.
• Improved organizational management.
• Improved understanding of good record keeping practices.
• Increased income, resulting from better business operation.
• Willingness to work for a week or more in rural Angola.
• Expert in financial management systems and record keeping.
• Experience working with farmer cooperatives and associations.
• Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.