Andrea Fión, one of our Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Guatemala Field Officers, visited Partners of the Americas HQ in Washington, D.C. this past Monday and Tuesday. During Andrea's visit to HQ - a brief stop on her way to the JCEP Leadership Conference in Orlando - she gave a presentation to Partners staff, sharing success stories and lessons learned from our USAID-funded F2F program. The success stories focused on the great impact F2F assignments have had in Guatemala with farmer associations, exporters, and research institutions alike. In addition to her presentation to Partners staff, Andrea met with USAID/Washington to discuss the many successes of the F2F Guatemala Horticulture and Rural Enterprise Development projects.
Andrea left today for Orlando, Florida, where she will be attending the Joint Council of Extension Professionals Leadership Conference. At this event, she and several past F2F volunteers will lead a roundtable discussion on the role that university extension agents can play through the F2F program in response to emerging international agricultural development issues.