Remote Training Reflection: Neelam Canto-Lugo

Neelam-Canto Lugo was our first volunteer to transition to remote training. We didn’t know how it would work, but her dedication to her study and the […]

Zoom Tools to Virtually Interact

Zoom is a huge part of our volunteer experience as we bring a multitude of topics during COVID-19 overseas to Mali and Burkina Faso. To continue […]

35 Years of Learning and Sharing with Farmer-to-Farmer

The Farmer-to-Farmer Program turned 35 years old! The USAID-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter F2F Program is one of the reasons Common Pastures has been able […]

Marketing Tools to Unlock Agricultural Success

Agriculture goes further than the field. To be able to provide the best possible product to an audience someone needs to understand their product and the […]

Zoom Functionality

​   Working remotely has become essential for people to connect and learn during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteer Joseph Guzman shared his knowledge with the Institut […]

Tree Nursery

Education to Change the World

Motivated by the quote, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” by Nelson Mandela, Yacouba Diarra persuaded his farming […]

The Lasting Volunteer Impact

Many times our stories reflect the preliminary impact our volunteers have on a community of farmers. The training people receive has a lasting impact where they […]

Maintaining an Organization and Improving Soft Skills

It’s been a challenge to move the work our volunteers do in-person to remote trainings. Many things come into play: connection, transferring knowledge to presentations rather […]