Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda

Farmer-to-Farmer: East Africa


The five-year John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer program in East Africa, funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), focused on select agricultural value chains, identifying needs at every level, from production to marketing.

CNFA continues to rely heavily on the expertise of U.S. volunteers from diverse backgrounds to respond to the needs of host country farmers and organizations. Our volunteers are experts in their fields and represent all ages and industries. They are farmers, bankers, professors, civil servants, and active and retired business people. The assignments, ranging from two-to-four-week long projects vary in scope from training associated service providers and agribusinesses in financial management, to marketing, cooperative development, agricultural production, post-harvest and processing technologies, international quality standards and rural finance.

From 2009-2014, CNFA sent over 320 volunteers to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and a limited number of volunteers to Rwanda. CNFA is proud of the hard work put forth by volunteers and field staff to make the program a success.

Looking to Volunteer?

With the help of volunteer experts, CNFA looks forward to continued assistance provided through the F2F program. For more information on impacts in one of our current focus countries, please contact the F2F team at

Program Impact:

  • 20,700 Individuals directly assisted by F2F Volunteers;
  • 78,482 People with improved environmental safety conditions;
  • 738 Recommendations adopted by host organizations;
  • 321 Volunteer assignments;
  • $26.7 Million In increased net annual income.