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Horticulture Advisor - Volunteer in Nigeria (8 months)
Ottawa, Ontario
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Gardener Job in Ottawa, Ontario

Location Calabar, Nigeria Start Date Oct – Nov 2020 Length of Placement 8 Months Apply: Language Requirements English Level 4 - Advanced Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only The Volunteer’s Role We need your skills and experience to help with farmers market their goods, reduce post-harvest loses and strengthen the farming operations. You will work closely with the project team in delivering short-term technical backstopping for improvements on the implementation of ongoing horticulture value chain projects. You will develop the capacity of extension service providers, community volunteers and local partners/institutions to support the horticulture/agriculture initiatives. You will also provide recommendations to improve crop yield and plant growth and provide training based on identified gaps in the horticultural sector. Apply for this position and make a difference together! As a volunteer, you will: -Provide technical support in setting up and managing up and managing greenhouse farms. -Provide technical support to farmers on best horticultural practices. -Contribute to develop innovative solutions and coordinate learning amongst those in horticultural sector. -Perform research of applicable value chains and market access. -Support any other tasks to assist refugees in setting up and managing their horticultural businesses. Essential Academic Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, agriculture or rural development related field. Essential Professional Background: - 2 - 4 years’ experience in Horticulture/Agriculture and/or small-scale farming - Managerial skills, particularly in activity management, working with groups and teams of professionals, and liaising with government and non-government organizations - Strong experience in end market assessment & analysis

Services Needed

Plant care
Weed control
Property clean ups

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