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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago

 

Greetings and Welcome to 2021!

Although travel restrictions are still in effect, there are opportunities to volunteer internationally virtually through USAID’s Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) project in Trinidad and Tobago. During the COVID-19 pandemic, how we implement the F2F program has had to adjust and is temporarily offering virtual/remote assignments that will meet the needs of Trinbagonians. Over the holiday break, the Purdue F2F team has been working hard to get new assignments approved and posted. These assignments will pair a local (Trinbagonian) volunteer with a US volunteer to collaborate throughout the duration of the assignment. We’re interested in faculty, staff, and graduate students who have the skills!

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following assignments. If you have questions, please contact me.

  1. Development and Fundamentals of a Successful Cooperative
  2. Online Sales of Fresh Produce and Processed Goods
  3. Intro to Online Sales Platforms
  4. Climate Smart Irrigation Methods
  5. Organic Cocoa Farming System
  6. Urban Farming
  7. Pest and Disease Identification and Treatment for Tropical Crops
  8. Controlled Environment Agriculture
  9. Introduction to Good Agricultural Practices
  10. Introduction to Aquaponics
  11. NGO Board Administration and Effectiveness
  12. Rainfall-Runoff Management Techniques
  13. Drought Management Techniques
  14. Value-Added Food Products: Concept to Commercialization
  15. Collaborative Group Development
  16. Extension Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
  17. Nutrient Management Techniques for Greenhouses
  18. Joint Marketing


Click here to go to the Purdue F2F Trinidad and Tobago webpage, read about the assignments, and apply.

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