Thursday, September 15, 2011

This Week in the Field

At any given time, Partners of the Americas's Farmer to Farmer volunteers are volunteering their time to assist farmers and farming groups in the Caribbean and Americas. So what's going on this week?

Bob Blohm, recent Dairy Quality volunteer, with Nicaraguan counterpart
Volunteer Sheila Dallas Katzman, communications and leadership specialist, is conducting trainings in leadership to entrepreneurs and agribusiness and community leaders in the South of Haiti.

Volunteers Jim Murren and Cheryl O'Brien, extension and gender specialists from Purdue University, are collaborating with IICA (InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture) and over 80 extension agents in Paraguay to improve agriculture extension practices and gender considerations in extension.

Volunteer John Hargreaves, aquaculture specialist, is working with a tilapia hatchery in Guyana to make recommendations to improve Good Agriculture Practices.

Volunteer Craig MacFarland is conducting a workshop with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Jarabacoa Forestry School in the Dominican Republic to assist park staff and forestry students in the areas of public use of protected areas, trail building and park management.

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