Position: Organic Certification Advisor (Spanish)
Type: 12-month intntl. position with living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Organization: Cuso International
Location: Lima, Peru, South America
Start Date: Aug - Oct 2018 (flexible)
Length of Placement: 12 Months
Language Requirements: Spanish
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
The Volunteer’s Role
In Peru, Cuso International works to reduce poverty by creating sustainable livelihoods, and combat inequality by empowering people and communities. We build trusted partnerships with a variety of local partners, including non-governmental organizations, governments, social enterprises and cooperatives.
Urban agriculture (UA) is defined as the growing, processing, and distribution of food and other products through plant cultivation and seldom raising livestock within and around cities. Urban and peri-urban agriculture is re-emerging worldwide as a strategy to simultaneously address and attenuate a diverse array of interrelated urban issues, especially those related to food, health, environment and income generation. The most striking feature of UA, which distinguishes it from rural agriculture, is that it is embedded in and interacts with the urban economic and ecological system. In Lima, UA has the potential to:
Along with our local partners in Lima, we are promoting community-based processes to improve the quality of products through a local certification system to guarantee the organic and social standards of the urban agriculture producers´ associations.
We are implementing a unique urban participative certification system. This farmer-centric and bottom-up approach to organic quality assurance is based on the participative definition of voluntary standards for organic practice, as well as gender equality, solidarity-based economy and social justice. Evaluation committees have been established to verify that urban producers are consistently meeting the standards.
As a volunteer, you will:
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GoodWork ID: 46058 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jun 12 2018