Technical Assistance – Peanut Butter Processing

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 all trip-related expenses are covered by CNFA, and typically last between two and three weeks.


Associação Agro-Comercial de Bebedo (AACB) is a well-established agro-processing association located in Bebedo, Mozambique, which produces vegetables, ground nuts, cowpeas, dry beans, cereals and oilseeds on area of about 120 square hectares. The association has been facing low prices due to the high supply of raw food products in the area, and therefore has turned to processing peanut butter to increase revenue.  AACB is seeking the assistance of a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer to conduct a training on the best practices for post-harvest management of peanuts, to provide technical knowledge on peanut butter processing, and to help the association with research on the best machinery for peanut butter processing.

Desired Impacts

  • Improve profits and producer incomes by increasing shelf life of existing products

Desired Qualifications

  • Practical experience in post-harvest management of peanuts and others crops
  • Skill in processing peanuts into derivatives, such as peanut butter
  • Knowledge and experience in using basic equipment required for quality control and grading of peanuts for processing
  • Willingness to work for a week or more in a rural Mozambican town
  • 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.