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Webinar Examines How Rural Tourism Can Fuel Development in the COVID-19 Era

ACDI/VOCA celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2020, by hosting the webinar “What Is Rural Tourism? Opportunities for Development.” The live event …

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COVID-19 Crisis Spurs Pivot to Virtual Volunteering

USAID initiatives Feed the Future and the volunteer program Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) build food security and strive to end global hunger. Both recognize that these grand goals require energy, resources, …

Volunteer Reflects on 100+ Assignments

Meet Ross Penhallegon, a volunteer heading out this month on his 109th assignment. He and his wife Kate are dedicated …

Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer from Ohio Helps Design Free-Stall Barn in Armenia

Many Armenian farmers realize that new technologies and practices are necessary if they want to improve their productivity and compete …

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Q&A With Volunteer Entomologist from Illinois on His Farmer-to-Farmer Experience

Sen Seong is an entomologist based in Gurnee, Illinois, and a recurring volunteer with ACDI/VOCA’s Farmer-to-Farmer Program, which is funded …

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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 …

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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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Feed the Future Activity in Tanzania Engages Youth in Fight Against Fall Armyworm

Despite Tanzanian youth making up most of the country’s labor force, they are burdened with unemployment and struggle to access …

The Dirty Secret of Volunteering: You Get More than You Give 

Thank you, Peace Corps. In 1975, serendipity led me to you via an anonymous want ad touting “Teaching Positions Overseas.” An application and …

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, …

Healthy, Happy Goats: A Volunteer’s Story from Ghana

Following an extremely rewarding career with the United States Agency for International Development, I decided to focus my time on …

Supporting Rural Farmers as a Student Volunteer in Bangladesh

Near the end my second year as a dual master’s degree candidate at Tufts University, I noticed an opportunity to …

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