Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Calling All Agriculturalists!

Veterinary Training in Haiti
Today is the first day of summer. Make this summer one to remember (and to add to your resume) by contributing to food security and income generation in Latin America and the Caribbean! Partners of the Americas is recruiting for specialists in a variety of fields to travel this summer.

Priority areas are described below. You can also bookmark our Volunteer Opportunities Page which is updated periodically with more details. Have questions about traveling with the Farmer to Farmer Program? Click here to view our FAQ page.

In the Dominican Republic, there is a need for specialists in greenhouse production of vegetables, including soil-less cultivation. Other specific needs include Certification of Packing Plants (fruits and vegetables), and Avocado Production.

In Haiti, there is need for specialists in a wide range of beekeeping topics, including evaluating the network of honey producers and the honey value chain. Our beekeeping project has been in place for over ten years and many beneficiaries are operating at a high level, so this project is usually the best fit for highly experienced beekeepers, Master Beekeepers and Apiary Inspectors.
Recordkeeping and Accounting Training in Guyana

Our Haiti project staff have also identified a range of needs in small animal production, specifically goats and rabbits: nutrition, reproduction, general management. Veterinarians are especially sought to help strengthen Haiti's veterinary support services and advise on animal health.

Other areas where we anticipate needing specialists include Food packaging (Haiti), Coffee (various topics - Haiti), and Organic pest control (Horticulture - Guyana).

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