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.
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NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking 2 (1- remote US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Ecuador) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of Coffee Harvest and Post-Harvest Manager to support Asociación Agroartesanal de Productores de Café de Altura Puyango (PROCAP), based in Loja, Ecuador .
PROCAP is an organization created by coffee growers, who produce organic coffee in Puyango canton. It was established in March of 2000 due to the low price of coffee beans and the realization that growers could obtain better benefits if they sell associatively.
These coffee farmers need help improving their harvest and post-harvest techniques in order to avoid mold growth. They have identified that the issues stem from the fermentation and drying process and are currently using the washed method.
Duration : 2 weeks, September- November 2021
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