Two of Partners' Farmer to Farmer Volunteers have been in the news recently:
USAID's official blog, IMPACT, has published a blog post written by FTF volunteer Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak. Originally posted to the Devils Gulch Educational Services blog, in this article Myriam comments on her trip to Washington, DC, where she was presented with her Presidential Volunteer Service Award, as well as her experience with and recommendations for the Farmer to Farmer Program. The Marin Independent Journal also recently published a news article on her efforts in Haiti through the FTF Program.
Tamra Fakhoorian conducted a radio interview on algae as a biofuel source and the merits of integrated farming (biogas, duckweed, and aquaculture) after having completed a team assignment to Guyana in November. Ms. Fakhoorian traveled as an algae industry specialist, along with duckweed specialist Louis Landesman and biogas specialist Vance Haugen. The trip was a collaborative effort between Partners of the Americas, FAVACA, and IPED, and the volunteers traveled to various regions of Guyana to consult with farmers engaged in integrated farming systems. Click here to listen to the interview, What's New in the World of Alternative Fuels, through blogtalkradio.com.