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.
Since 1991, Partners’ Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program has been transforming lives in over 30 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. 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 2018-2023 program focuses on Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Colombia, Guyana and Burma, as well as other select countries in the region. A projected 610 volunteer experiences will be completed over the next five years.
Check out some statistics from the 2013-2018 Farmer-to-Farmer cycle:
- 503 volunteers sent to Latin America and the Caribbean
- 60,500 hectares improved
- 23,500 people trained