This article is a contribution to a four-week blog series celebrating 30 years of USAID’s John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program.
|Artificial insemination means all|
the offspring will have superior genetics.
|Bill checks on the first usable|
The University of San Carlos in Guatemala granted the Botón De Oro award to Bill Knox for his contributions to the caprinocultor (goat industry) sector in Guatemala. The award is given to professionals and academics for sharing their knowledge and contributing to the development of Guatemala in various sectors, such as agriculture.
Bill took a moment to answer some questions about his F2F assignments in Guatemala.
What first interested you in participating in F2F? What have your volunteer experiences meant to you?
|Checking on the herd.|
Tell us about the people-to-people component of your work. Have you shared in the US about your work with F2F?
|Dr. Fredy Gonzalez after |
collection at USAC
What type of response did you receive during your F2F trainings?
"Guatemalan students, faculty, farmers, and the public at large greatly appreciate all ideas delivered by F2F volunteers. Small changes in management, or high tech innovation are valuable additions that contribute to the well being of people where volunteers are sent. In just two visits I have witnessed a beneficial change.'
From November 16-December 11, F2F program partners are sharing their knowledge and experience providing technical assistance to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses, service providers, and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries. As aligned with Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, F2F works to support inclusive agriculture sector growth, facilitate private sector engagement in the agriculture sector, enhance development of local capacity, and promote climate-smart development. Volunteer assignments address host-led priorities to expand economic growth that increases incomes and improves access to nutritious food. This blog series aims to capture and share this program experience.
Read more articles celebrating 30 years of F2F on Agrilinks.