Will Fisher, IFT’s Vice President of Science and Policy Initiatives, left in late March on a two-week trip to Kenya to take part in CNFA’s Farmer-to-Farmer Program. Formerly known as Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs, CNFA is the largest implementer of the USAID Farmer to Farmer Program placing more than 1,000 volunteers in the field. Fisher’s assignment was to provide management mentoring support to the Kenya Drylands Livestock Development Program (KDLDP), just one of many CNFA programs. He focused on strategic planning, partnership management and general management of the KDLDP team.
“What an incredible adventure! The opportunity to make a real difference by bringing my experience and knowledge to a program whose goal is to enhance trade in livestock and livestock products, enhancing household incomes and food security for Kenyan pastoralists. It was a most rewarding experience in so many ways. Not only was this a great cultural experience, but also I truly believe I made significant contributions to the eventual success of the program. What a great feeling to know that in some way I contributed to the livelihoods of those in most need of help,” Fisher said.
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