Advancing DEI in the Global Cooperative Movement through International Volunteering


Members of the U.S. cooperative sector are invited to learn about the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program and its mission-driven volunteers dedicated to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion among cooperatives globally.

This moderated panel will present on four case studies that will take you to Moldova, Georgia, Ecuador and Guatemala, where you will learn about the challenges cooperatives encounter abroad—many of which may resonate with U.S. cooperators—and the actions taken to strengthen cooperatives and, in turn, the communities they employ and support. There will be opportunities for Q&A to learn about the Farmer-to-Farmer program and how you can volunteer to support the global cooperative movement.

Moderator: Evania Robles, Farmer-to-Farmer Program Analyst, USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security

Moderator: Megan Wall, Farmer-to-Farmer Program Director, NCBA CLUSA

Panelist: Francisco Donoso, Farmer-to-Farmer Country Director, Ecuador, NCBA CLUSA

Panelist: Nadejda Mocanu, Farmer-to-Farmer Country Director, Moldova, Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture

Panelist: Kellen Parrish, Senior Program Officer, Economic Development and Health Unit, Partners of the Americas

Panelist: Thelonious Trimmel, Program Director and Agribusiness Advisor, ACDI/VOCA

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