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Post-Harvest Conservation

Farmer-to-Farmer is a USAID-funded initiative, which sends American agricultural/agribusiness experts to developing countries to offer technical assistance to our host organizations. These trips are volunteer-based, but all trip-related expenses are covered by CNFA, and typically last between two and three weeks.

Assignment

Associacao Agropecuaria Nharicondza is a Mozambican farming association whose activities are centered mainly on the production and marketing of legumes. The association is currently facing the problem of grain storage and believes that with the improvement in storage techniques they can sell products at more desirable prices during periods of high demand. The association is also struggling with maintaining accurate records of their production and sales, which also hurts the ability to make decisions and conduct business analysis. They are seeking a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer to help in post-harvest grain storage and help improve their data collection for better analysis and decision making.

Desired Impacts

  • Improved knowledge about storage of grains for long periods
  • Increased profit
  • Ability to collect data on grain production and sales

Desired Qualifications

  • Degree in post-harvest technologies
  • Practical experience in conservation of legumes grains
  • Practical experience in building barns or other storage facilities for smallholder farmers
  • Willingness to work for a week or more in a rural Mozambican town.
  • Previous experience working with rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
  • Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
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    All candidates must attach a formal CV.
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