|Marta Fajardo (left) with FTF Volunteer Yoana Newman|
Because one of the key aims of the Farmer to Farmer program in Nicaragua is to aid farmers in producing more, contaminant-free milk, stories like Marta’s are a source of pride for the Farmer to Farmer team. In the recent Midterm Review of the program, Farmer to Farmer was pleased to see that many of the participating producers in Nicaragua have seen marked improvements in milk quality, market access, and milk sales. These improvements wouldn’t be possible without the technical assistance and training from volunteers on topics such as the use of genetics in breeding stronger, healthier cattle; post natal care; forage and food nutritional value; safety, hygiene and sanitation; and much more.
|FTF volunteers looking at silage on the Fajardo farm.|
To volunteer with the Farmer to Farmer Program, visit http://www.partners.net/partners/Volunteering.asp