Monday, December 16, 2013

WANTED: Volunteers!

Partners’ 2013-2018 Farmer-to-Farmer Program is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to provide hands-on
training in various topics to individual farmers, farmer associations, agricultural cooperatives, education institutions and others in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti and the Dominican Republic! We are currently recruiting individuals with significant experience in the following areas to travel to these countries for 2 to 3 weeks, with all assignment-related expenses paid for by the Program:

• Sustainable Production Methods for Vegetables & Tree Fruits
• Livestock Health & Nutrition (Cattle, Goats)
• Carbon-Neutral Production
• Beef Processing
• Cheese Processing
• Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification
• Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certification
• Post-Harvest Handling
• Product Development & Diversification
• Packaging & Labeling
• Marketing & Market Analysis
• Traceability
• Fair Trade
• Business Planning & Management
• Organizational Development
• Natural Resource Management
• Climate Change Mitigation

Spanish or French language skills are a plus, but not required. If you are interested in volunteering with the Farmer-to-Farmer Program, please send your résumé/CV to Christine McCurdy or Andi Thomas along with a brief note about your availability and language skills (if applicable).

Thank you in advance for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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