Vegetable Production – Mozambique (Sofala Province)

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.


Associaçao dos Camponeses do Terceiro Bairro de Hnamatanda is a 24 member farmer association (14 women) located in the village of Nhamatanda, Sofala Province, Mozambique. Founded in 1982, and formally registered in 1998, the association currently produces legumes, vegetables, oilseeds, and cereals on 75 hectares of land, and last year produced 150 tons worth of crops.

Terceiro Bairro requests a F2F Volunteer to provide technical agricultural training so members can increase vegetable production, more efficiently use locally-available inputs, and better estimate potential yields in order to meet market demand.


  • Increased production of vegetables.
  • Increased income resulting from improved quality and quantity of produce.
  • Improved ability to estimate yields and plan/market accordingly.


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

• Experience in vegetable production using low-input/sustainable techniques.

• Familiar with soil fertility/pest management.

• Experience working with smallholder farmers.

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