Training Videos

Series of Poultry Trainings
by Jon Moyle Ph.D.

Remote Training Highlights

Due to the challenges of volunteering during COVID-19, a national volunteers are paired with a remote U.S. volunteer. This approach is a strategic response to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 transmission and provides an opportunity for F2F to continue to serve host organizations during a time when international travel from the U.S. is restricted. Different from traditional volunteer assignments, paired remote U.S. volunteer assignments use precise information (description, photos, videos, video calls, brochures, etc.) for volunteer correspondence that answers technical questions, and provides real-time or pre-recorded training. A volunteer from the served country is paired with the remote U.S. volunteer. This approach is a strategic response to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 transmission. The selected highlights from the trainings demonstrates the success of this process.

  • Business Planning – video (4 min)
    Farmer to Farmer volunteer Neelam Canto-Lugo is working together with participants in Burkina Faso to build their skills in business. In this moment, Neelam discusses how the context of a business can impact its success.
  • Supporting Employment for Women – video (2 min)
    Farmer to Farmer volunteer Neelam Canto-Lugo provides her insight of the importance of support, education and entrepreneurship for women in Burkina Faso.
  • Outcomes and Benefits of Zoom – video (4 min)
    On the second day of training, Farmer to Farmer volunteer Dave Pearce asked participants about what they had learned and how Zoom can be beneficial for themselves and others.
  • Yes, and Then Some – video (2 min)
    Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer Dave Pearce has endless wisdom and experience to pass along during his training. Oftentimes, volunteers and participants connect over their unique metaphors from their home countries to motivate them and encourage others. Although we can’t interact in-person, learning new things and having a laugh continue to serve as a wonderful way to connect.
  • The Importance of Mentors – video (5 min)
    Mentors can be a large part of why new entrepreneurs become successful. Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer Neelam Canto-lugo shares why mentors can help people and asks participants to share their personal experience with mentorship.

Misc Topics

  • Utilizing GPS as a grazing teaching tool – video (3 min)
    GPS tracking and analysis to aid in the understanding of small ruminant nutrient intake in collaboration with the New Mexico State University Farmer to Farmer volunteers
  • Straw Urea Enhancement for Feeding Sheep and Goats – video (5 min)
    Treating low quality crop residues such as maize or wheat straw with urea is an easy method to increase digestibility and productivity of small ruminants especially during the dry season. Watch this video for a step-by-step guide!

Downloadable Resources and Training Series

Related Resources From Other Organizations

  • Pastoralism – video (2 min)
    Did you know that it is possible to produce food sustainably by making the most of climate and environmental variability? As climate change creates increasingly unpredictable living conditions, pastoralists know how to use this variability to their advantage. Their production systems guide us towards a sustainable future.Watch Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium animated video and immerse yourself for a few minutes in this little-known yet inspiring way of life. All over the world, livestock keepers practice pastoralism in harmony with nature. This video, realized by Cartoonbase, is an initiative of CELEP (Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism), Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium and MISEREOR with funding from the Association of German Dioceses, the Belgian government and the European Union.Pastoralism, the future of food production – vsf-belgium.org
  • Azolla- As Livestock Feed – pdf (3 pages)
    Azolla is a floating fern which resembles algae and is generally  grown in paddy fields or shallow water bodies. It multiplies rapidly and is highly nutritious. Rich in proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin B12 and Beta- Carotene).
  • Groundnuts Spacing – pdf (4 pages)
    Optimal spacing for groundnuts in smallholder farming systems is important to increase planting density. Groundnut generates multiple benefits by boosting yields of grain and fodder per unit area, enhancing soil fertility, improving water retention, and preventing weed growth, thereby raising farmers’ food security and incomes.
  • Women farming wild species such as Cassia tora – pdf (3 pages)
    Women play an important role in domesticating nutritious wild species in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger both for sale and home consumption.