The USAID-funded West Africa Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) leverages U.S. volunteer technical assistance to support agricultural priorities in the region. The F2F Program goal is to generate sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector. A secondary goal is to increase the U.S. public's understanding of international development issues and programs and international understanding of the U.S. and U.S. development programs.
Winrock International's F2F Program in Ghana will focus on support for agriculture education and training (AET) as well as improved postharvest quality. This program will serve as a bridge between AET and the farm gate by piloting, adapting, and scaling practices and technologies to reduce postharvest losses and improve product quality, thus yielding direct economic impacts that complement and spread long-term gains associated with AET institutional support. F2F will coordinate with USAID's Feed the Future projects in Ghana to ensure complementarity and avoid duplication of efforts.
Winrock aims to field approximately 90 volunteers in Ghana over the five-year program. Winrock is flexible to adjust focus areas as needed, to complement USAID/Ghana's strategic priorities.