USAID's Farmer-to-Farmer in Trinidad and Tobago

Addressing Food and Nutrition Security

The USAID-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program provides technical assistance to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries to promote sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production, and marketing. 

Background

  • Started with 1985 Agricultural Development and Trade Act (Farm Bill), proposed by Representative Bereuter of Nebraska
  • Farm Bill provides authorization in 5-year periods
  • Currently in the 2019-2023 cycle

Goals

  • To generate rapid, sustained economic growth in the agricultural sector
  • To increase the American public's understanding of international development issues and programs and international understanding of the U.S. and U.S. development programs.

Project Information

About F2F Program

Facts about Trinidad and Tobago

Project Info Sheet

Contact: 
Amanda Dickson
Program Director
dicksona@purdue.edu
615 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 494-0795

 

What We Look For In Volunteers
Available Volunteer Assignments

Available Volunteer Assignments

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News About the Project

Quarterly Highlights - April 2022

Check out highlights and accomplishments from the first quarter of 2022!

April 2022
Vision on Mission a Beneficiary of Training in Agriculture

At the current Farmer-to-Farm Farmer Program assignment being conducted at the Vision On Mission...

January 28, 2022
Purdue Farmer-to-Farmer Program transitions back to in-person volunteer assignments in Trinidad and Tobago

The first in-person assignment, completed in January, focused on providing hands-on training in...

March 29, 2022
Quarterly Highlights - January 2022

Check out highlights and accomplishments from the fourth quarter of 2021!

January 2022
Purdue IPIA to administer capacity-building program in Trinidad and Tobago

Purdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) and Purdue Cooperative...

April 27, 2020
Purdue Farmer-to-Farmer Program Switches to Virtual Assignments

Due to COVID-19 pandemic travel limitations, the Purdue F2F program has implemented a virtual...

September 8, 2020
Farmer-to-Farmer Program Shares Virtual Good Ag Practices Program with Trinidad and Tobago Extension

The GAP certification assists primary producers and farmers with increasing the quality of farm...

March 22, 2021
Unemployment Relief Programme-Tobago Receives International Agriculture Training

Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) participants are becoming better farmers through practical...

May 2021
Quarterly Highlights - August 2021

Find out about the great work the team has been doing.

August 2021
Food Science Faculty Provide Value-Added Food Product Training to Trinidad and Tobago Rural Women’s Group

Most recently, Purdue Food Science Department’s Dharmendra Mishra and Amanda Deering,...

September 30, 2021
Purdue Extension’s Elysia Rodgers Honored on International Day of Rural Women

The United Nations will celebrate International Day of Rural Women on October 15, 2021. We will...

October 11, 2021

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