ACDI/VOCA

Tajikistan- Home Food Processing

Location Tajikistan-Dushanbe
Type
Short-term
Length of Assignment
1-2 weeks
Assignment Number
TAJ-2014-032
Project Name
Farmer to Farmer

Overview

ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Food Preservation Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Tajikistan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to train them on modern practices in preserving fruits, berries, vegetables and herbs such as home canning, dehydrating, etc.

Due to the current pandemic, this assignemnt will take place remotely. The selected US volunteer will collaborate with a local volunteer who will provide hands on assistance to the host women's group. The selected US volunteer will provide guidance from home via email, Zoom, WhatsApp or any other mutually atainable software. The total time commitment is approximately 1 week. 

Qualifications

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • University degree in Agriculture, Home Economics, Food Science or another related topic.
  • At least 5-10 years of experience preserving a variety of foods.
  • Experience training small groups and ability to adjust trainings to distance learning.
  • Familiarity with home based businesses.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Teams, Zoom and/or WhatsApp.

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