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Soil Regeneration/Soil Enhancement/Organic Agriculture assignment

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  • mirakulu2003
    FW: Dear Food, Agriculture and Africa Colleagues: We currently have a variety of openings for FarmServe Africa for Soil Regeneration, Soil Fertility, Organic
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 27, 2006
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      FW:

      Dear Food, Agriculture and Africa Colleagues:

      We currently have a variety of openings for FarmServe Africa for Soil
      Regeneration, Soil Fertility, Organic Agriculture Basics, and Related
      Topics.

      Your Soil Regeneration/Soil Enhancement/Organic Agriculture assignment
      would take you to Ghana, Guinea, Mali or Nigeria, West Africa, through
      the FarmServe Africa program. FarmServe Africa is a USAID
      Farmer-to-Farmer program led by OIC International. OIC International
      works primarily in Africa and has as its mission to help others help
      themselves through sustainable and practical training. Agriculture is
      just one of the many topics we are involved with.

      Assignments are 3 weeks in length (more if you have the time) and all
      expenses are paid except for your time. You would work to teach African
      farmers and farm educators about topics such as soil fertility
      enhancement, and how to build up soil to be resistant to erosion caused
      by heavy rains, and how to increase its water retention/usage efficiency
      during the brutal dry season. Your work would also give farmers
      options; give them a sense of control, to show them that they don't have
      to have a lot of land and a lot of pesticides to make a farm productive.
      Small-scale, organic can work; you will show them how.

      We are currently recruiting farmers, extension agents, researchers with
      skills in the following:
      * Composting; how to turn a pile proactively, quickly and
      effectively
      * Mulching for dry season and to decrease water usage/labor
      (mostly hand irrigated)
      * Cover cropping
      * Manure usage techniques
      * Biopesticides and natural pest deterrents
      * Beneficial insects
      * Residue management (what to do with the field after harvest)
      * Crop Rotation: the why's and how's
      * Intercropping and its benefits
      * Intensive gardening for weed control (ex. "Square Foot
      Gardening")
      * French language is a huge plus for Mali and Guinea!

      All expenses paid except for your time.

      If you or someone you know is a soils person, or is practicing organic
      farming/market gardening, then please contact us. Even if you don't
      know anyone, you can help Africa by forwarding this message to those who
      might be interested. Tel. 215-842-0860. Email farmserve@....


      Be the one who makes the time, for Africa.

      Thank you for your time and attention,
      Michelle


      Michelle Frain Muldoon
      Agriculture Programs/FarmServe Africa Director
      OIC International, US-Headquarters
      Tel.+1-215-842-0220 x 118 or +1-215-842-0860
      Fax. +1-215-849-7033 or +1-215-842-3740
      Email: <mailto:mfrain@...> mfrain@...
      Website: <http://www.oicinternational.org> www.oicinternational.org
      For more information or to apply to the FarmServe Africa program, call
      us, or email us at <mailto:farmserve@...> farmserve@....


      "All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all
      life, everything that is on this planet. " Wangari Maathai




      Michelle Frain Muldoon
      Agriculture Programs/FarmServe Africa Director
      OIC International, US-Headquarters
      Tel.+1-215-842-0220 x 118 or +1-215-842-0860
      Fax. +1-215-849-7033 or +1-215-842-3740
      Email: <mailto:mfrain@...> mfrain@...
      Website: <http://www.oicinternational.org> www.oicinternational.org
      For more information or to apply to the FarmServe Africa program, call
      us, or email us at <mailto:farmserve@...> farmserve@....


      "All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all
      life, everything that is on this planet. " Wangari Maathai
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