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Environmental Intern/Volunteer, Rural Development Centre Association(RUDEC) Cameroon, Belo, Cameroon


Organization: Rural Development Centre Association(RUDEC) Cameroon
Contact Name: Rural Development Centre Association(RUDEC) Cameroon
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: Church Street Road Belo,Po Box 09 Njinikom, Boyo Division, North West Region, Cameroon
Belo, +237  
Cameroon
Great For: Great for Families, Great for Groups, Great for Seniors
Service Area(s): Social Services, International Missions, Environment, Education
Hourly Commitment:
8.0 per: Day
Number of Positions:
2
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
3
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position
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Description

Mitigating poverty through business development and sustainable farming practice is a key to economic development in Belo. RUDEC provides support and training to farmers in environmentally friendly methods, such as bee keeping, in order to build their capacity and supplement their income. RUDEC also supports environmental protection by promoting organic farming and tree nursery planting, in addition to managing a small farm used to generate revenue for its Sponsor a Child program. The Environmental Volunteer will assist RUDEC in expanding its environmental initiatives, lead educational seminars for farmers in best practices, and lend technical expertise to new projects where possible. Skills/Knowledge/Abilities Background in farming, development of tree nurseries, crop rotation, low-cost/high yield crops, greenhouse gases, planting and global warming prevention, organic farming methods, sanitation, and/or environmentally friendly farming methods preferred Strong communication and interpersonal skills Ability to facilitate community development projects or training workshops Knowledge of funding opportunities beneficial Ability to provide technical expertise to diverse stakeholders Tasks Advise farmers in any of the following: development of tree nurseries, farming efficiency, crop rotation, low-cost/high yield crops, greenhouse gases, planting and global warming prevention, organic farming methods, and/or environmentally friendly farming methods Provide education and training to local stakeholders in technical areas Identify and secure funding opportunities to expand environmental initiatives Assist in managing RUDEC?s income generating farm and provide guidance to improve practices


Short Term Mission Trip Details



This cost includes:


Length of Trip


3 to 5 months

Initially Posted: 10/09/2012
Last Updated: 06/26/2017