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Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer: Coffee Quality Control
Engineers Without Borders USA
Location: Corquín, Honduras
Type: Volunteer Globally
4 Year Degree
Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB-USA) and INGO NCBA CLUSA are partnering on a USAID Farmer-to-Farmer grant. The main objective of the program is to generate sustainable and broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector worldwide. The program is based on a regional strategy for coffee, horticulture and the strengthening of cooperatives and rural enterprises.
This assignment is focused on assisting a cooperative in Honduras on improving their coffee production quality control
Along with staff, analyze flowcharts, procedures, and quality protocols of the differentiated coffees
Advise the enterprise about the standardization process for coffees
Assist employees in developing an operating procedure manual with flowcharts, specific process descriptions, quality parameters, and necessary documentation for every differentiated coffee.
A Trip Report and Recommendations for further assignments. These should be submitted prior to departure from in-country assignment (NCBA CLUSA will provide you with a template).
The volunteer should have an educational background of Agriculture, Quality Control, or Industrial engineer. The volunteer must also have the ability to work in the US.