Winrock International requests the support of a remote Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for volunteer assignment supporting a host located in Ondo State, southwest Nigeria. The volunteer will develop a training manual on small-scale staple crops (plantain, sweet potato and yam) processing, packaging and marketing. The host – Centre for Inclusive Agriculture and Gender Development (CIA-GED) requires this manual to enable her train smallholder farmers, processors and marketers in the value chains to improve their processing methods, add value to their products and increase marketing opportunities to generate more sales and income.
The challenges facing staple crop – plantain, sweet potatoes and yam – processors include inadequate storage facilities, bad road network, inadequate capital and price stability, etc. The effects of these challenges are mostly felt by the low-income traditional processors who process these crops majorly into dried chips, flour and gruel (elubo). Industrial products of plantain processing include biscuit, cakes, wine/beer, syrups, vinegar, etc. For potato and yam, these include pringles.
*Volunteer must be US Citizen or green card holder*
The volunteer should have the following qualifications and background:
Higher University degree (MBA, MSc is acceptable) in any field of agriculture (agribusiness inclusive), business management and social sciences,
Experience in managing small-scale staple foods processing and packaging operations
Experience in staple crop – yam, potato, etc. – processing.
Experience in processed foods marketing
US CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD
Internal Number: NIG444.R
About Winrock International
Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development, providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges. Inspired by its namesake Winthrop Rockefeller, Winrock’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. Winrock is a nonprofit organization that implements a portfolio of more than 150 agriculture, environment and social development projects in over 40 countries. It has annual revenue of $100 million, employing over 1,000 staff around the world managed from five Winrock offices and dozens of project offices. Winrock combines technical expertise with entrepreneurial innovation to improve lives around the globe.
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