ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Fruit Orchard Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Tajikistan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to improve their care for their 3 year old trees of sweet cherries, apricot, plum, peach, almond, persimmon and walnuts. They are particularly interested in guidance on budding, grafting and pruning.
Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with a local volunteer who will provide hands on training to the host farmers. The selected volunteer will work with the host farmers, the local volunteer and ACDI/VOCA field staff using popular online methods. The assignment will last for approximately 1 week for the selected volunteer, spread over 2 weeks when the local volunteer will be working with the host community.
***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***