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Kyrgyzstani Orchard Farmer Shares What She Learned From Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer

Fruit production employs more than 35,000 people in the Kyrgyz Republic’s Issyk-Kul Oblast, where more than 1,000 hectares of land …

Georgian Cheesemaker Expands His Business with Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Assistance

Entrepreneur Gocha Gagashvili started his milk collecting and cheese production business in 2008 in the small village of Kurdgelauri in …

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Volunteering through Generations: How a Wisconsin Family Supports Armenian Farmers

After first hearing about the Farmer-to-Farmer Program in 1994, John Bobbe eagerly signed up to volunteer in Poland. The program, …

ACDI/VOCA Farmer to Farmer David Ringuette and son

A Family Affair: Father and Son Volunteer for Farmer-to-Farmer

In the past three years, I have completed 17 volunteer assignments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. With 20 years …

ACDI/VOCA volunteer Dr. Hameed

Growing Mushrooms in Ghana

Over the last two years, I traveled to the towns of Kumasi, in southern Ghana, and Haasto, near the capital …

ACDI/VOCA poject participant Victorine Bujakera polutry farmer in DRC

Woman Expands Poultry Farming Business with USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Technical Assistance

Victorine Bujakera is a farmer and member of a cooperative called the Coopérative des Fermiers de Kinshasa in the Democratic …

ACDI/VOCA Ghana Volunteer David Ringuette

ACDI/VOCA Volunteer Helps Mango Farmers Improve Productivity

Mango growers in southern Ghana with ACDI/VOCA Volunteer David Ringuette (center), wearing gifts he received during their last session Ghana …

ACDI/VOCA volunteer Phil Smith with the general director of a poultry company in Kumasi

ACDI/VOCA Volunteer Evaluates Assets for Ghana Poultry Company

In April, I arrived home from Ghana after completing an ACDI/VOCA volunteer assignment with the USAID-funded West Africa Farmer-to-Farmer Program …

Makeba Clay in Ghana, Farmer-to-Farmer

Field Notes from Ghana: Looking Back

As my volunteering assignment came to an end, I couldn’t help but reflect on the entire experience. Working with members …

ACDI/VOCA volunteer David Roberts visits farmers pastures in Betumbo, DRC

ACDI/VOCA Volunteer Travels to the DRC to Help Local Farmers Improve Pasture Management and Livestock Production

When one thinks of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one immediately thinks of the conflict and genocide that took …

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