Support farmer-to-farmer mentoring in Nicaragua

by Duke Engineers Without Borders


North American farmers volunteer and work with landless farmers in Nicaragua, helping 54 farmers with land/finance, new crops, marketing, and value-added projects to grow sustainable family incomes.
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Landless farmers in Nicaragua face persistent poverty and uncertainty for their families. This farmer to farmer mentoring program purchases land for landless farmers, then assists them with land financing, training on new crops and techniques, marketing of crops, and value-added activities. This allows the farmers to own their land, building not only sustainable incomes to feed and educate their families, but also land where they can build homes and provide decent shelter for their families.


Each participating farmer has access to financing for their land and crops, training on crop techniques, new networks and access to markets, and value-adding activities, such as a new coffee co-op that is packaging and marketing their organic coffee.

Long-Term Impact

The Farmer to farmer program, a part of the Million Mentors Initiaitve, equips farmers to find sustainable solutions that can support their families, transform at-risk communities and alleviate povierty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Overview of the Million Mentors Alliance

Organization Information

Duke Engineers Without Borders

Location: Durham, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Roxanne De graaf
Million Mentor Initiative and Grant Coordinator
Grand Rapids, MI United States

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