Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Gender and Organic Agriculture Adviser

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Tatamagouche Centre
Acronyme :
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Tatamagouche Centre is a not-for-profit residential education and conference centre and registered charity owned by the United Church of Canada. It offers adult education and leadership training as well as consulting and facilitation services to youth groups, professional associations, health care and social service agencies, universities, church groups, cooperatives, First Nations organizations, labour unions and government departments. NGOs such as CUSO, Metropolitan Immigrant Services Association, Oxfam, Canada World Youth, the Coady International Institute and Canadian Crossroads International send staff, students and volunteers for training at Tatamagouche Centre. The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence program, our human rights and community development program with Guatemalan partners that began in 1988, is a core part of our International program.
Adresse : RR#3
Tatamagouche Centre, Nova Scotia,
B0K 1V0
FAX: (902) 657-3445
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Jackie McVicar
Courriel : tatacent@tatacentre.ca
Pays : Guatemala
Ville : San Lucas Toliman
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : The Intern will work with the Ija'tz Agro-Ecological Centre to further the development of sustainable tropical agricultural systems, through supporting the development of community gardens, systematizing information and supporting organizational capacity-building.

In Canada
The intern will spend six weeks prior to departure to Guatemala at the Tatamagouche Centre, a residential adult education and training centre. The intern will have adult education, leadership and design training, as well as workshops in cross-cultural learning and gender training. The intern will gain specific knowledge in organic agriculture systems. Themes such as safety, security and health will also be covered.
Re-entry Program: It includes reflections on personal and professional learnings, evaluation of the Internship Program, career planning and job search training, a public presentation and working with media.

Spanish study: The Intern will study Spanish in an immersion program in Guatemala.

Orientation: Ija'tz will provide an in-depth orientation to all aspects of its program in the first two weeks. The Intern will meet with her counterparts who work in the Agro-Ecological Centre and with the women's group. She will be introduced to the members of the women's group.

Work placement responsibilities:
The Intern will, with Guatemalan counterparts:
- Support the development of community gardens in rural communities and the model garden in San Lucas Toliman.
- Systematize information regarding heritage seeds adapted to local conditions.
- Plant and harvest vegetables, medicinal herbs, tree species; maintain compost and vermi-compost and other work pertinent to an organic tropical agricultural system.
- Support organizational capacity-building.
Organisation d'accueil : Asociacion Ija'tz
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Ija'tz promotes community development within a framework of sustainable agriculture through:
*Maintaining and developing an Agro-ecological Centre
*Producing and marketing organic coffee. Ija'tz works in collaboration with small organic coffee growers, offering management advice and coordination in processing and marketing coffee.
*Working with a women's group, building self -esteem and organizational and management capacity