Volunteer with Farmer-to-Farmer

Partners of the Americas’ USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program provides technical assistance to individual farmers, farmer associations, agricultural cooperatives, education institutions, and others in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Nicaraguaas well as select other countries.

Farmer-to-Farmer recruits experienced agriculturalists who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to complete short-term assignments (15-day minimum stay; trips are generally 2–3 weeks). Farmer-to-Farmer covers all assignment-related expenses. 

If you are interested in volunteering with the Farmer-to-Farmer program, please send your resume and all assignment inquiries to Partners' Program Officer in Washington, DC:

If you would like to stay updated on our current F2F projects and assignments in Latin America and the Caribbean please follow us on Twitter @PartnersAgFood and through LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/ag-and-food/

Please see below for more information on the types of assignments in each country.

Current Opportunities

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Project: Global Climate Change 

Volunteer assignments in the Dominican Republic seek to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations to the unpredictable impacts of global climate change (GCC). Projects will involve cross-cutting approaches that focus on the Yaque del Norte watershed management, increased awareness, capacity building, and promoting mitigation and adaptation strategies.

GUATEMALA

Project: Value-Added Horticulture

Assignments focus on strengthening horticulture value chains in order to increase production and national, regional and international market competitiveness. The overall objective is to stimulate productivity of small-and-medium-scale famers and other actors included in the value chain and to generate demand for value-added products.

Project: Rural Enterprise Development

Assignments focus on providing technical assistance to improve the productivity and competitiveness of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Guatemala.

NICARAGUA

Project: Livestock and Dairy

Assignments will aim to build the capacity of Nicaragua’s livestock producers, processors, and marketers in the area of agro-enterprise development, in order to improve their competitiveness in the domestic and international dairy and beef markets.

Project: Women and Youth

Assignments will target rural agricultural families in Nueva Guinea – part of the South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS) – with the overarching goal to increase smallholder farmer production, strengthen the capacity of women and youth entrepreneurs and farmers, increase farming cooperatives’ development and competitiveness, and ultimately improve rural families’ livelihoods and food security.

HAITI

Project: Rural Enterprise Development

Volunteer assignments will seek to increase economic growth and food security by strengthening entrepreneur and agricultural enterprises. These activities will directly address Haiti’s Feed the Future (FTF) goal of raising incomes for rural households.

Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent legal resident
  • Experience in relevant field
  • Upon return, submit a trip report, recommendations, questionnaire, timesheet, and expense report
  • Spanish language skills preferred for Spanish-speaking countries, but not required