Our Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteers are staying busy during quarantine! Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented volunteers from traveling internationally, volunteers continue impacting farmers, agribusinesses, and cooperatives abroad. 2F Implementers are currently seeking volunteers to conduct remote assignments. View a couple highlighted assignment openings below:
The Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Tanzania is seeking the support of two volunteer experts — one of which will be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to provide remote support and technical input and the other of which will be a Tanzanian or neighboring country citizen or permanent resident to execute the assignment in-country. Together they will support a dairy cooperative in Zanzibar to improve the quality of its dairy products and address consumer concerns about quality and safety. The volunteer will review the cooperative’s current food safety systems, structures, and practices and identify areas of improvement. Based on these findings, the volunteer will train cooperative staff, members, and transporters on the basic Food Safety Management System (FSMS) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) in milk processing. Ultimately, this assignment will support the cooperative's members to improve their productivity and livelihoods.
Objectives of the Assignment
- Review the food safety systems, practices, and procedures, including the setup of the quality assurance and control laboratory as well as the storage practices, for the dairy cooperative
- Identify gaps in current practices and recommend improvement measures to address gaps
- Train the host organization staff, member, and transport on food safety best practices based on identified areas of improvement
The Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Ghana is seeking the support of a volunteer to review and improve on Hendy Farms’ existing plant layout for establishing a fruit (mango, pineapple and citrus) processing facility, make recommendations on the appropriate fruit processing equipment to acquire to scale up production, and provide adequate planning and layout of the fruit processing facility recommended. It is expected that this technical assistance will help them to improve and expand their operations to make them more sustainable and increase their income.
- Degree and experience in Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering or related field
- 5-10 years’ experience in facilitating and knowledge in facility design and establishing equipment repairs and training to start-up processing enterprises in developing countries.
- Experience in training and transferring hands-on knowledge to adults
- Good report writing, verbal, and communication technology skills