As an implementer of USAID’s Southern Africa Farmer-to-Farmer program (2018-2023), CNFA is committed to generating broad-based economic growth, food security, and promoting people-to-people diplomacy through volunteer efforts.  Volunteer assignments usually are two-to-four weeks in duration, and volunteers are supported by CNFA’s highly trained local staff.

We are currently looking for individuals interested in volunteering in Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe! If you are interested in the following assignments, please send us your CV and availability or contact us for additional information at Please also indicate the number of the assignment in your email. Whether you are a first-time Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer and a newcomer to Africa, or a veteran of the program, contact us to see if your skill set matches with assignments that are currently open.

Click here to download additional information on the available volunteer assignments.

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
  • Livestock/dairy: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Moldova
  • Rice: Madagascar
  • Organic agriculture: Moldova
  • Poultry and agricultural services subsector: Mozambique
"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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