Connected with the right resources and training, rural farmers and agribusinesses can improve production and gain greater access to economic opportunities.
Agriculture is key to improving food security and nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean.
For the past 23 years, Partners’ Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program has been transforming lives in 30 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. F2F connects specialized volunteers from the United States with farmers, cooperatives, agribusinesses, extension services, government agencies and other institutions. F2F is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
These volunteers provide technical assistance on practical interventions that increase food production and income, improve farm and agribusiness operations, help farmers gain access to markets, build local capacity, and conserve natural resources. Volunteers not only offer much-needed training, they also build meaningful relationships, fostering mutual understanding and respect. The 2013–2018 program focuses on Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, as well as additional “flex” countries in the region. An estimated 540 volunteer trips will be completed over five years.
- 1,745 volunteer assignments completed
- $8.3M leveraged in volunteer time
- 121,702+ people trained