Food Security: CRDF Global Awarded USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Project in Ukraine
CRDF Global announced today that it has been awarded a Agriculture Volunteer Opportunity Program subaward administered by Partners of the Americas under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program to deliver a 16-month project in Ukraine that will identify and field highly skilled technical volunteers to assist farmers, agribusinesses, and other agricultural sector institutions achieve improvements in agricultural production, processing, and marketing.
The F2F Program was first authorized by the U.S. Congress in the 1985 Farm Bill and, to date, has mobilized more than 19,000 volunteers to support agriculture and agribusinesses in 116 countries. Aligned with Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, the F2F Program promotes inclusive agriculture sector growth, enhances development of local capacity, and promotes smart development. USAID currently administers the U.S. foreign assistance programs providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.
CRDF Global has a 26-year history of work in Ukraine. “We are honored to be inducted into the USAID F2F family. CRDF Global is excited to build on the expertise, insight, and relationships we’ve developed through our Kyiv office and support USAID’s work in food security and market innovation in Ukraine.” commented Mike Dignam, CEO.
About CRDF Global
CRDF Global is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to building a safer, healthier, and more secure world. A trusted government partner for over 25 years, CRDF Global designs and implements programs to solve global challenges in the areas of economic growth, trade, security, counterproliferation, global health, and cybersecurity. CRDF Global has provided technical assistance, trainings, logistical support, and program and financial management services to over 120 countries. The organization is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., with regional hubs in Kyiv, Ukraine and Amman, Jordan.
For more information, visit www.crdfglobal.org.