Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Republic of Kosovo, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

Farmer-to-Farmer: Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia


The five-year John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer program in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, 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 2008-2014, CNFA sent more than 340 volunteers focusing on fruit & vegetable, dairy and livestock value chains to Georgia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Kosovo.

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 Impacts:

  • 1,284 Recommendations offered for overall business improvement;
  • 13,719 Individuals directly assisted;
  • 343 Volunteer assignments completed;
  • 185 Primary host organizations with whom ECCA volunteers have worked.