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Farmer-To-Farmer Trinidad & 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

Download PDF of Trinidad & Tobago Information Sheet


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  • Located in the Caribbean between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean
  • Northeast of Venezuela
  • Slightly smaller than Delaware
  • Tropical with a rainy season (June to December)
  • Mostly plains with a few low mountains
  • Natural Resources: petroleum, natural gas, asphalt (Pitch Lake)
  • Land use: ag 10%, forest 44%, other 45%
  • Environmental issues: water pollution from agricultural chemicals, industrial wastes, and raw sewage; widespread pollution of waterways and coastal areas; illegal dumping; deforestation; soil erosion; fisheries and wildlife depletion


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Volunteer Assignments

TT09 Development and Fundamentals of a Successful Cooperative.pdf

TT10 Farm Business Management for Women.pdf

TT11 Online Sales.pdf

TT13 Multimedia Skills for Virtual Extension Programs.pdf

TT14 Multimedia Skills for Virtual Extension Programms.pdf


To Be A Volunteer - Apply Here

For more information, contact:

Amanda Dickson
Farmer-to-Farmer Trinidad & Tobago Program Director
Phone:765-494-0795

International Programs in Agriculture, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-6876

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