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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