NCBACLUSA’s USAID-sponsored Farmer-to-Farmer program sends American farmers and agribusiness professionals on 2-3 week agricultural development assignments, promoting sustainable economic growth and agricultural development worldwide. Volunteer technical assistance from US farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives, and universities helps smallholder farmers in developing countries improve productivity, access new markets, and conserve environmental and natural resources. Farmer-to-Farmer  volunteers carry out a wide variety of projects. Some volunteers work with smallholder farmers to improve production techniques or help better market their crops. Others might work with an agricultural processor to solve a production bottleneck or to increase their level of food safety. Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers also work in the areas of cooperative development, business planning and agricultural lending, as well as many others. As the nation’s leading organization for cooperative businesses, NCBA CLUSA concentrates its technical assistance efforts on cooperatives. Since 2010, NCBA CLUSA has deployed 85 volunteers, offering more than three years’ worth of volunteer days and impacting thousands of smallholder farmers.

We are always looking for experts in agricultural production, post-harvest handling, marketing, cooperative development, financial management, food processing and other agricultural disciplines. NCBA CLUSA pays all assignment-related expenses. All open opportunities are listed below. If you are interested in learning more about the Farmer-to-Farmer Program, please contact Program Manager Jane Podolsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 202-383-5451


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