• Congressman Al Lawson and CAFS students at the Farmer's Roundtable event. 
  • Harambee Festival - Learning about insects. 
  • Dr. Mbuya explaining the importance of water quality and the impacts of contamination. 
  • Goat meat cooking demonstration conducted by Cooperative Extension. 
  • CAFS Living Learning Students(LLC) students inspecting bee colonies. 

Welcome to Farmer-to-Farmer

Building on its five years of success conducting Farmer-to-Farmer (FTF) programming in agricultural and agribusiness development in South Africa. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, has implemented a new 4-year Farmer-to-Farmer program in South Africa. Working with three country partners: the South African Table Grape Institute (SATI), Hands-On Fish Farmers Cooperative (HOFFC), and the University of Fort Hare (UFH). The program is funded through Weidemann Associates, Inc., under the United Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Special Program Support Project. Over the next four years the FAMU program will complete 87 or more volunteer assignments. The volunteer training and technical assistance will be dedicated to achieving two broad objectives:

1.    Complement and strengthen existing South African institutions working to improve agricultural performance of historically disadvantaged individuals (HDIs) in selected well-analyzed and promising value chains.

2.    Build institutional relationships between HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) in the United States (US) and similar institutions in South Africa that will strengthen their performance in supporting the advancement of rural HDIs.

Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities Section to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.