Vegetable Production & Record Keeping
Farmer to Farmer Description
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 with all expenses covered by CNFA, and typically last between two and three weeks.
WN association has a great potential for horticultural and crop production given the fertile soils and water availability on the farm throughoutthe year. However, the association has struggled with ways to increase their vegetable production, how to estimate the potential yields and how to establish ascheme for collecting data, record production and sales data. These factors lead to poor availability of vegetables in the market during peak periods, low incomes and lost profits to the members of the association andweak production and sales data analysis.
In that regard, WN is looking for a volunteer consultant that is able to assist the association members on vegetable production best practices and a sustainable record keeping system for production and sales. The association members request technical assistance with soil improvement, (specifically the utilization of compost, cover crops, mulching and animal manure), pest management, and crop storage practices for preservation.
Through CNFA F2F program assistance, WN association would improve vegetable production in quality and quantity as well as increase profits which willensure the sustainability of the group. At the same time, members of the Association would be able to monitor and evaluate their activities accurately.
- Income and profits increase
- Increase the quality and quantity of vegetables
- Improve data collection and record keeping
Desire Qualification of Volunteer
- Practical experience in the production of vegetablesin low input systems
- Practical experience in soil improvement and pest management
- 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.
Please email your CV to F2Finfo@cnfa.org with ‘Train smallholders on vegetable production & record keeping’ as the subject.