Farmer To Farmer Program

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a historically black, land-grant university in Florida with a historical mission to serve the under-represented and economically disadvantaged members of society globally. FAMU's Center for International Agricultural Trade, Development Research and Training (CIATDRT), in partnership with Weidemann Associates, Inc. will carry out a new four-year (2009-2013) Farmer to Farmer (FTF) agricultural development program in South Africa working with three country partners, the South African Table Grape Industry, Hands on Fish Farmers Cooperative and the University of Fort Hare. Over the next four years, 87 U.S. agricultural and agribusiness experts will provide technical assistance to the historically disadvanged Individual (HDI) clients in FAMU's partner organizations to increase productivity, income and employment among the beneficiary groups.

FAMU is committed to the empowerment of indigenous people, with a special focus on the role and participation of women, to assist them in making improvements in their economic status, nutrition, and health through market driven enterprise development.

Find out more about volunteering with FAMU. Anyone interested in working in the countries in FAMU's FTF portfolio and/or on specific studies should contact the FAMU FTF program staff:

Elizabeth Robinson, Coordinator
FAMU Farmer-to-Farmer Program
202-I Perry Paige Building, South
1740 S. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Telephone: 850-412-7227
Email: Elizabeth.Robinson@famu.edu