Farmer to Farmer Middle East & North Africa - Land O'Lakes International Development

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About Us

The USAID-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program sends volunteers who are U.S. citizens and green card holders on short-term assignments to address the needs of agribusinesses, farmers and support organizations. Since 1987, Land O'Lakes International Development has fielded more than 1,300 volunteers — including nearly 150 of our own staff and cooperative members — to 27 countries through the F2F Program.
To improve market access for producers, food processors and exporters, along with ensuring that safer foods reach markets, Land O’Lakes is currently leading an $8 million Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program under a Leader with Associates (LWA) award in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. We are mobilizing 190 volunteers to complete 270 technical assignments, which are designed to enhance both access to finance and food safety and quality, while promoting environmental sustainability.

We are currently seeking additional volunteers. If you would like to gain international work experience, offer expertise to those in need, and see a new part of the world, why not donate your time? As the implementer for F2F in the MENA region, Land O’Lakes takes care of all travel arrangements and expenses relating to the assignment.

For further information on how you can become involved click here:, or contact:
Sadie Paschke, Project Specialist  (651) 375-6840 (direct)
Dean Smith, Program Director (651) 375-5126 (direct)