Farmer 2 Farmer

Overview

Farmer-to-Farmer provides technical assistance from highly-skilled U.S. volunteers to Cambodian farmers and agricultural groups to promote sustainable improvements in both food security and agricultural production, processing, and marketing in Cambodia. This draws on a “toolkit” of interventions, including improving soil health, managing water resources, improving access to germplasm, promoting integrated pest management, and strengthening crop rotations through new livestock grazing regimes. We are recruiting Cambodian host-organizations to support both Cambodian and American F2F volunteers to provide hands-on training around these intervention areas. F2F volunteers exchange technical assistance with these communities to address specific needs identified by hosts.

Funding

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Partners of the Americas Farmer-to-Farmer Agriculture Volunteer Opportunity Project (AVOP) Small Grants Program

Implementing Partner

Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN)

Project Dates

January 2020 – January 2023

2020 Timeline

January: F2F Cambodia Director David Ader and Recruitment Director Sharon Thompson attend a kickoff workshop in Kingston, Jamaica for new F2F country projects.

February: Dave Ader travels to Cambodia to recruit and train partners at CE SAIN for the F2F Cambodia project.

March: Cambodian partner CE SAIN recruits Neang Monysanita to serve as the Coordinator for F2F volunteer assignments.

July: CE SAIN travels to Kampong Thom, Siem Reap and Battambang provinces to recruit hosts for F2F volunteers, including non-governmental organizations, vocational schools and farmer associations.

August: The F2F team works with hosts to develop scopes of work for volunteer assignments