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Vegetable Production and Record Keeping – Mozambique

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.

ASSIGNMENT

Associação Agropecuária Chiverano is a formally registered, 26 member farmer association located 120km from Beira, Mozambique. The association produces vegetables on 50 hectares, which are primarily sold at the farm gate.

The association has requested technical support from an F2F volunteer to improve their practical knowledge of vegetable production, and improve their methods of recordkeeping to track production and sales. Through volunteer assistance, the association hopes to increase production and adopt techniques to record of the costs of production and sales figures to better monitor and evaluate their activities.

DESIRED IMPACTS

• Ability to monitor and evaluate association activities using records farm production and market sales.

• Increased vegetable production through improved vegetable production techniques

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Willingness to work for a week or more in rural Mozambique.

• Expert in small-scale sustainable agriculture, especially in low input production of vegetables.

• Knowledge of soil improvement and pest management techniques.

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

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