Agriculture and Rural Development in Africa

It may seem like a long way from Reber, but the challenges we face as small-scale farmers here in the US are similar to those smallholder farmers face in Africa: limited access to capital, inputs, labor, markets and information.

The big differences are in access to government services (health, education, extension) and communal infrastructure (roads, bridges, markets, etc).  

Also, at Reber Rock, we make the choice to farm, and to farm with horses.  In Africa, to survive, the rural poor farm generation after generation with any means they have.    

For over ten years, one of Reber Rock's farmers, Racey, has been working to address these and other challenges of rural life in Francophone Africa.  Her first hand knowledge of small-scale draft powered farming, and her time living in Africa make her a valuable addition to teams looking for technically and culturally appropriate solutions to economic hardship.

Download Racey's CV by clicking below:

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Corps countries

  • Mauritania
  • Central African Republic
  • Mali

Secondary Countries

  • Ghana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Tchad
  • Senegal
  • Zambia
  • Guinnea-Bissau


  • Remote Support - all year
  • Travel - October through March; 1-2 week missions possible May-September.