The USAID-funded Partners of the Americas Farmer-to-Farmer Program in the Caribbean Basin Region provides technical agricultural assistance to individual farmers, farmer associations, agricultural cooperatives, education institutions, and others in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, as well as select other countries. Farmer-to-Farmer recruits experienced agriculturalists who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to complete short-term assignments (2-3 weeks). In exchange for volunteers' time, Farmer-to-Farmer covers all assignment-related expenses. Volunteers may travel individually or in teams.
The 2013-2018 Farmer-to-Farmer Program kicked off on October 1, 2013. We are currently accepting resumes or CVs from individuals with expertise in Farmer-to-Farmer Program areas, including: horticulture; livestock and dairy; small animal production; beekeeping; agribusiness & enterprise development; organizational development; natural resource management; water management; and climate-adapted agriculture.
Some open assignments include:
Curriculum Development Expert - Dominican Republic (June 2014: 2-4 weeks)
Experience in climate change and academic curricula development to revise the current curriculum of the National School of the Environment and Natural Resources (in Jarabacoa) and Isa University (in Santiago de los Caballeros) to introduce topics related to climate change. To apply for this opening please send your resume to Courtney Dunham.
Coffee Specialists – Haiti (late June - August 2014: 2-3 weeks)
Working with local coffee cooperatives in the North, the volunteer(s) will evaluate the health of Haitian coffee trees and determine the roots causes of poor coffee production. This will allow volunteers and cooperative members to create a plan to ensure that future activities address all aspects of coffee production. Through volunteer-led trainings and field visits, beneficiaries will gain a deeper understanding of the factors that impact coffee production including: age of the coffee plantation, shade, technical practices, harvest practices, and pest and disease management. To apply for this opening please send your resume to Andi Sullivan.
Dairy Marketing Specialist - Nicaragua (August 10 - 25, 2014, 2 weeks) Knowledge of dairy production and experience in marketing and business plan development to provide technical assistance to local dairy cooperatives and assist them designing a plan to add value to their products. To apply for this opening please send your resume to Adriana Robertson.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Farmer-to-Farmer Program, please send your resume and all program inquiries to Andi Sullivan at Partners Headquarters in Washington, DC, or call (202) 637-6223.
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