NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates (either 1- US volunteer willing to travel or 2 volunteers for a hybrid assignment- 1 remote US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Ecuador ) for the position of Organizational Strengthening and Management Expert to support Corporación de Asociaciones de la Chakra Amazónica de Napo, based in Tena, Ecuador .
Corporación de Asociaciones de la Chakra Amazónica de Napo was established in 2015 as a way to organize local coffee producing associations.
Their goal is to promote and defend the Chakra system, a traditional sustainable agroecological production method. Corporación de Asociaciones de la Chakra Amazónica de Napo Works to improve their farmers’ quality of life, impove their products’ quality, and standardize production.
90% of the associations’ representatives are youth and 60% of their members are women. This inclusión is part of the organization’s dedication to improving participation among women and youth in coffee production.
Youth have continued to leave farming due to its unprofitability, but the associations’ want to change this trend.
Corporación de Asociaciones de la Chakra Amazónica de Napo wants to strengthen their organization by helping their members understand what it means to be part of an organized association.
While the organization knows they need to improve their strategies for strengthening their structures and engaging members, they are unsure how to do this.
Duration : 2 Weeks, January- March 2022
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