NCBA CLUSA’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Farmer-to-Farmer team is excited to announce three new volunteer assignments in Peru, with new assignments coming in Ecuador, Cambodia and Haiti.
Assignments in Haiti will support the USAID-funded Reforestation Project implemented by Chemonics in partnership with NCBA CLUSA. Upcoming assignments in Cambodia are tied to another USAID project.
The Farmer-to-Farmer program sends American volunteers on 2-4 week assignments, promoting sustainable economic growth and agricultural development worldwide.
The new round of assignments in Peru will focus on improving the cacao and coffee values chains by providing short-term volunteer technical assistance to cooperatives, associations, smallholder farmers and enterprises. If you are skilled in agriculture production and processing, business skills, or cooperative development, consider volunteering for one of these open assignments based in San Martín, Peru:
- Compost Expert to support Cooperativa Agroindustrial Cordillera Azul de Nuevo Progreso (COOPACANP). This cooperative is dedicated to the production and sale of cacao.
- Compost Engineer to support the Asociación de Productores Ecológicos (APROECO) to provide hands-on training for the cooperative to utilize local, natural resources to establish their compost pile.
- Marketing Strategist to support Asociación de Productores Selva Nororiental (APROSELVANOR), a women-run coffee producers association. The Marketing Strategist will provide guidance on establishing a sustainable marketing and branding strategy for these small coffee producers with the intent of raising brand awareness and attracting new customers.
If you don’t see an assignment that piques your interest now, be sure to check back later or complete the General Application.
NCBA CLUSA’s Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers have a strong commitment toward making the world a better place. Their skills in research, composting, market analyses, soil pH tests, cooperative development, graphic design, energy audits, financial planning, product development trainings and much more have impacted the lives of thousands in countries like El Salvador and Honduras.
If you would like to help communities in developing countries improve their livelihoods, access new markets and conserve environmental and natural resources, become a volunteer!