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Lead grassroots efforts to fight hunger in a changing world.

Agriculture Volunteers work with small-scale farmers and families to increase food security and production and adapt to climate change while promoting environmental conservation practices. They introduce farmers to techniques that prevent soil erosion, reduce the use of harmful pesticides, and replenish the soil. They work alongside farmers on integrated projects that often combine vegetable gardening, livestock management, agroforestry, and nutrition education.

Agriculture Volunteer Openings
View all of the Volunteer openings by country and qualifications.

How can being an agriculture Volunteer advance my career?

Through serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, you can gain fluency in a foreign language, international experience, and cross-cultural understanding, attributes that are highly sought-after assets in today's global economy. Peace Corps agricultural experience is valued by numerous organizations, including the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, USDA Extension Service, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, United Nations Environment Program, and many private corporations and public organizations seeking individuals with unique skills. Find out how returned Peace Corps Volunteers receive advantages in federal employment.

Also See:  Volunteer Benefits

Last updated May 03 2016