Train Smallholders on Vegetable Production

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 dos Camponeses do Terceiro Bairro de Nhamatanda, is a farmer association comprised of 24 members of whom 14 are women. Their activities are centered mainly on the production and sale of legumes, vegetables, oilseeds and cereals on an area of 75 Ha. The association is seeking a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer to train members on ways to increase vegetable production, estimate the potential yields and produce more with less inputs.

Desired Impacts

  • Increase the quality and quantity of vegetables to increase income and profits of association members

Desired Qualifications

  • Practical experience in growing open field vegetables including tomatoes, cabbages, cucumbers, kales, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, onions etc.
  • Practical experience in the production of vegetables in low input systems and sustainable solutions.
  • Practical experience in soil improvement and pest management.
  • Experience in working with smallholder farmers.
  • 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.

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