As an implementer of USAID’s Southern Africa Farmer-to-Farmer program, CNFA is committed to generating broad-based economic growth and food security, and promoting people-to-people diplomacy through volunteer efforts.  Volunteer assignments are two-to-three weeks, and volunteers are supported by CNFA’s highly trained local staff.

The 2018-2023 Farmer-to-Farmer program in Southern Africa is looking for individuals interested in volunteering!  Whether you are a first-time Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer and a newcomer to Africa, or a veteran of the Program, please contact us to see if your skill set matches with assignments that are currently open.  We are currently developing country-specific strategies for each value chain, and will initiate volunteer assignments early 2019.

The volunteer efforts will target these specific value chains in the following countries:

  • Horticulture: Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Legumes: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Aquaculture: Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Livestock/dairy: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Moldova
  • Rice: Madagascar
  • Organic agriculture: Moldova
  • Poultry, services subsector: Mozambique

Please submit your CV to and we will get in touch with you as suitable assignments are developed.  Please also look for specific assignments on this website starting early 2018.

For additional information, please contact the Program Director, Marjatta Eilittä, at


There are no positions available at this time.

"Staff at my farm were unskilled until undergoing intensive training in poultry management with CNFA volunteers, which helped improve production levels from 300 chickens. I now raise about 20,000 chickens."

- Marcel Guita, Owner of Guita Chicken Farm

$1.4 million

Increase in net incomes

$46.7 million

Increase in sales by hosts


Beneficiaries reached through training

Expected Impact

The CNFA-implemented Farmer-to-Farmer program in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and in the European country of Moldova posts mid-to senior-level U.S. volunteers to farmer groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions to promote sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production and marketing.

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