NCBA CLUSA’s USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program sends American farmers and agribusiness professionals on 2-4 week agricultural development assignments, promoting sustainable growth and agricultural development worldwide. Volunteer technical assistance from U.S. farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives and universities helps smallholder farmers in developing countries improve productivity, access new markets and conserve environmental and natural resources. During COVID-19 we have shifted to a hybrid volunteer model that affords US volunteers and in-country volunteers the opportunity to continue to provide technical assistance. Compensation in the form of lodging, transportation, per diem, is provided by NCBA CLUSA. No salary/consultant fees are paid. For more information visit NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer.
NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking volunteer (either 1- US volunteer willing to travel or 1- remote US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Ecuador for a hybrid assignment) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of First Aid Instructor to support Comité de Participantes de Prima de Comercio Justo Viche based in Quinindé, Ecuador.
Comité de Participantes de Prima de Comercio Justo Viche is a conglomerate of smaller committees established in 2020 as farmers were seeking a reliable client to whom they could sell their cacao. They produce organic cacao and a wide range of short and midterm crops (rice, corn, banana, plantain) as well as other permanent species, such as fruits (orange, lemon, mango).
Due to the remote location of many of the producers, it is difficult for them to gain access to transportation and emergency healthcare. Associates and community members have problems with snake bites, car accidents and agrochemical product poisoning. They would like to receive first aid training from a qualified medical health professional. The objective is to teach beneficiaries about first aid response to keep individuals alive or to assist affected persons until they can get to health centers or medical aid comes to the site.
Duration: 2 weeks January- November 2022
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NCBA CLUSA’s USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program sends American farmers and agribusiness professionals on 2-4 week agricultural development assignments, promoting sustainable growth and agricultural development worldwide…