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.
The municipality of Soyo, in Zaire Province, Angola has a population of nearly 250,000, and is the site of two oil platforms. Given the significant population, and the presence of major industrial activity, there is high demand for fresh produce. Despite the efforts of some companies to produce food locally, demand is still greater than what is being produced by area farms, leading to food being imported from other Southern African countries, or even from Europe.
The municipality of Soyo, working with the Institute for Agricultural Development, seeks an F2F Volunteer who can help develop a strategic plan for improving agricultural production in the area. The plan will help guide local communities in scaling up their agricultural practices in a sustainable way, in order to better meet the demand for fresh produce. As well, the success of the project in Soyo will allow for the expansion of the project into five more municipalities in Zaire Province.
• Develop a strategic plan for agricultural development in Soyo.
• Improved production by area farmers.
• Increased income, resulting from better agricultural practices/management.
• Willingness to work for a week or more in rural Angola.
• Expert with experience in business management and administration.
• Experience in commercial agriculture/working with farmers.
• Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.