Farmer to Farmer Program Looking for Volunteers

Partners of the Americas’ USAID-funded Farmer to Farmer Program provides technical assistance to agricultural producers, organizations, agribusinesses and universities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the program, U.S. specialists donate their time and expertise and spend two to three weeks on specific technical assignments, working directly with counterparts in the region to address local needs. Volunteers may travel individually or in teams. The Program covers all costs of airfare, lodging, meals, insurance, and any work related expenses. Farmer to Farmer volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds including, farm owners, university professors, consultants, retired professionals, business administrators, veterinarians, extension staff, etc.

Partners of the Americas’ Farmer to Farmer Program is currently looking for volunteers in the following areas: Beekeeping Specialists Horticulture Specialist (plant pathologists, entomologists, soil scientists, soil conservation specialists, post-harvest specialists) Dairy Specialists (milk quality, processing and handling, packaging, and marketing) For more information - visit the blog: http://farmertofarmer.blogspot.com and the website http://www.partners.net/partners/Volunteering.asp?SnID=12053751 Any interested candidates please submit resumes/CVs to Jessie Kalsmith, jkalsmith@partners.net Jessie Kalsmith Program Officer Farmer to Farmer Program Partners of the Americas 1424 K Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-637-6217 Fax: 202-628-3306 jkalsmith@partners.net skype: jessiekalsmith www.partners.net

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