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Organic Agriculture Field Assistant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : One Sky - Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living
Acronyme : One Sky
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : One Sky's purpose is to promote sustainable living globally. In working toward an environmentally sustainable and socially just world, One Sky seeks to make a significant difference in the next five years by:
- Developing capacity of effective change agents
- Playing an inspiring role and promoting solutions to the world's overwhelming challenges
- Radicalizing Canadian perspectives and shifting worldviews
- Providing practical solutions where human security and the environment interface
- Effectively networking within and across sectors
- Working in areas with ecological integrity
Adresse : Box 3352
Smithers, British Columbia,
V0J 2N0
FAX: (250) 877-6040
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Kristin Patten
Courriel : info@onesky.ca
Pays : Sierra Leone
Ville : Koidu
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : One Sky is working in partnership with the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) to implement "Growing at the Grassroots: A Cooperative Approach to Agriculture in Kono District, Sierra Leone". The program aims to increase food security for women and war-affected youth by increasing access to arable land and has been funded by the CIDA Innovation Fund. Through an integrated, cooperative approach the program will support organic agriculture as a viable alternative to diamond mining in Kono. This project builds on 3 years of One Sky supporting a local agriculturalist to work with four farmer's and women's groups.

In Canada
In Canada the intern will work on food security initiatives in the Bulkley Valley. This will include encouraging consumers to buy locally-produced organic food through a booth at the farmer's market and display at the Fall Fair, potentially organizing a 100 mile diet pot luck, and coordinating volunteers and donations as part of the 'harvest project' - where excess produce from gardens and fruit trees are collected and distributed to local service agencies. The intern will also work with other interns to coordinate an annual One Sky fundraising and outreach event.

Overseas
The intern will work with Conservation Society of Sierra Leone, based in Kono District. The intern will work with a local agriculturalist to carry out workshops and other agriculture extension activities designed to increase the capacity of local women's and community groups in organic agricultural techniques. This may include demonstration projects of appropriate technology such as basket composts and solar dehydrators. The intern may also work with CSSL and project staff to implement a pilot restoration of formerly mined land for agricultural use.
Organisation d'accueil : Conservation Society of Sierra Leone
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The mission of the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone is to promote conservation (wise use) and management of natural resources for sustainable development in Sierra Leone. Key Activities include public awareness and environmental education campaigns; resource centre/sharing information/networking on conservation and the environment; advocacy and support for sustainable development; research/survey and management interventions to protect species, sites, habitats and people particularly in forest and wetlands; and collaboration/networking with other conservation environmental organisations and agencies. CSSL cooperates directly or is a part of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Birdlife, World Society for the Protection of Animals, World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International and Wetlands International. It is supported by DFID, BHC, ISTS, GTZ, the International Primate Protection League and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).