Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Calling all agricultural experts!

Are you a retired agricultural producer? A farmer that thirsts for travel? I have found an incredible opportunity for you...

You could participate as a Farmer-to-Farmer outreach volunteer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs (CNFA), a program funded through the U.S. Farm Bill.

This humanitarian and cultural program is designed to promote sustainable agricultural growth and reduce poverty while increasing international and intercultural understanding.

How does it work?
A U.S. farmer, agribusiness, and other agricultural professionals are paired with small-scale private farmers and agricultural consultants in developing countries.

Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers are matched to specific assignments in 23 countries on four continents based on the specific agricultural interests and needs of local farmers, which may include questions about crop production, food processing, marketing, livestock production, business planning, management and finance and more.

Moldova is specifically in need of post-harvest table grape experts and experts in dairy, fruit and vegetable production. If you are interested, please visit the CNFA website at www.cnfa.org and if you are specifically interested in traveling to Moldova please contact me directly!

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