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 …

Former Syngenta Employee Julie Moore volunteers with ACDI/VOCA Farmer-to-Farmer in Liberia

Former Syngenta Employee Volunteers with Farmer-to-Farmer in Liberia

For 20 years, Julia Moore’s father, Bill Eyman, traveled the world as an ACDI/VOCA volunteer for USAID’s Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program …

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 Famer to Farmer project participant in DRC

Moving Energy from Pastures to Cattle to You—and Back

Everyone should be good at something, right? Everyone should have one skill they practice their whole lives that their bodies …

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 …

500 Volunteers Join Colombia Program of Alliances for Reconciliation (PAR) in Rural Peace-building Project

Cañon de las Hermosas is a small, rural town tucked in the Andes, rich with wildlife and located several hours …

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 …

Ghana ADVANCE II Techiman Maize tradersTechiman Maize traders

Field Notes from Ghana: Part II

It’s so hard to believe that I have only been working with the farmers of the Techiman Maize Traders Association …

ACDI/VOCA volunteer visits group of Ghanaian wommen

Field Notes from Ghana

Volunteering has been a way of life since my early childhood. I grew up watching my parents volunteer within the …

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