J. Peter Clark

I am not a farmer—far from it—but thanks to the Farmer to Farmer (FTF) program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I spent almost five weeks during 2008 in the beautiful but struggling country of Moldova. Moldova is a newly independent state (NIS), a former member of the Soviet Union that has been free and democratic since 1991. It is one of the poorest countries in Europe.

The Farmer to Farmer program is funded by the Farm Bill but administered by USAID. It has a relatively…

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