The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses, and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production, and marketing. The program leverages the expertise of volunteers from U.S. farms, universities, cooperatives, private agribusinesses, and nonprofit farm organizations to respond to the local needs of host-country farmers and organizations.
ACDI/VOCA’s Farmer-to-Farmer program drives sustainable, broad-based economic growthand strengthens agricultural sector institutionsin Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. The five-year program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Summary of Assignment
The host organization, Almond and Walnut Processing Association, has requested a volunteer to work with their team in training on almond processing, pre- cleaning, hulling, shelling, kernel grading, blanching,and skin separating.
This assignment will last approximately 2 weeks including travel time. Travel, lodging and meals will be provided.
University degree in Agriculture, Horticulture or another related topic
At least 5 years of experience processing tree nuts
Previous experience with walnuts or almonds
Proficient computer skills including MS Word and Excel
Internal Number: GEO-2014-025
ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has worked in 147 countries since 1963. Its expertise is in catalyzing investment, climate smart agriculture, empowerment & resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems.