NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking 2 (1- remote US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Peru) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of Agribusiness Developer to support Cooperativa Agroindustrial Cordillera Azul de Nuevo Progreso (Cordillera Azul), based in Tocache, Peru .
Cordillera Azul was founded in 2013 to help its cacao farmers access international markets and find a fair price for their products.
Now, with 206 members, Cordillera Azul promotes and sells their products with a commitment to sustainable development for their community and members.
Part of this sustainable commitment is focused on engaging more women in co-op activities.
Cordillera Azul wants its members to see their farms as a family business where all family members have an opportunity to be engaged with decision making.
Currently, women and youth are involved with daily farm activities, but Cordillera Azul wants them to be engaged with farm and co-op management too.
Therefore, by training families, Cordillera Azul hopes not only to improve members’ business competencies but also empower women and youth.
Duration : 2 Weeks (September November 2021)
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