Peace Corps Volunteers who serve in the Agriculture (AG) sector take part in growing a community’s well-being. With programs in food security, climate change, sustainable living, and farming—AG Volunteers take part in growing a community.
WHY AGRICULTURE IS IMPORTANT
The trend in population growth and the continued existence of poverty and hunger reinforce predictions that market demand for food will continue to grow. Projections show that feeding a world population of over 9 billion in 2050 will require raising overall food production by some 70 percent over the next 30 years. Food production in developing countries will need to almost double during this time period.
WHAT AGRICULTURE VOLUNTEERS DO
Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security, Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience
AG Volunteers assist smallholder-farmers and their households to achieve food and nutrition security, sustainable livelihoods, and increased resilience by teaching one-on-one, conducting group trainings, facilitating farmer-to-farmer demonstrations and coaching farmers and their family members to:
• improve the diversity, productivity, and/or sustainability of theiragricultural production
• generate agriculture-related income
• increase their dietary diversity
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WANT TO APPLY?
Search through Peace Corps’ current openings and apply to the one in the region that best suits your interest, or apply to where you’re needed most and we’ll select the positions that best matches your skills. View current opportunities at: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/?sectors=1
Connect with your local recruiter to learn more about service and the application at https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/connect-with-a-recruiter/.