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Agricultural Development Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : SIM Canada
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Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : SIM is an international interdenominational agency committed to working with local churches worldwide in responding to the physical and spiritual needs of their communities. SIM supports, strengthens, and partners with churches to catalyze holistic development in over fifty countries around the world. Since it started more than 100 years ago, SIM has helped to meet the needs of the poor through sustainable community development, health, nutrition, agricultural, and educational programs. Most recently, SIM has taken a lead role in HIV/AIDS prevention and response in specific Sub-Saharan African countries and in India. All of our programs are designed to benefit the poor regardless of ethnicity, gender, or religious affiliation, and we expect that our programs at minimum do no harm to the environment. When appropriate, we support programs that specifically target vulnerable groups such as women or children.
Adresse : 10 Huntingdale Blvd.
Scarborough, Ontario,
M1W 2S5
FAX: (416) 497-2444
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Lynnita Weber
Courriel : lweber@sim.ca
Pays : Burkina Faso
Ville : Fada N'Gourma
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : SIM BF works in partnership with Eglises Evangélique/SIM in an Agro-Pastorale program connected with a training school. Students are heavily involved in learning improved agricultural practices. The Agro-Pastorale program includes demonstration plots and projects, trials of various types, the development of a dairy herd, and honey production. A significant component of the project includes the development of an appropriate agricultural curriculum.

In Canada
Prior to departure, the intern will be responsible for preparing for the internship through orientation and outreach activities. Upon return, the intern will be responsible for participating in debriefing sessions, preparing a written summary of the internship for communication purposes, and participating in follow-up outreach activities.

Overseas
Reporting to the head of the Agro-Pastorale program, the intern will relate closely with students, staff, and other development workers in the area. The internship will allow the intern to become familiar with the challenges of sustainable agriculture in the Sahel region of West Africa and to develop skills related to overcoming these challenges. Specific responsibilities will include:
- Initiating on-site demonstrations with students, and ensuring that students are equipped to maintain the demonstrations. (Examples include water / soil conservation techniques, tree nursery, composting methods, living fences.)
- Assist in the development of an appropriate agricultural curriculum.
- Map and reorganize the farmland at the school site, identifying environmental risks and potential ways of reducing those risks.
- If interested, present seminars to students related to agricultural topics.
Organisation d'accueil : SIM Burkina Faso
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : SIM is an international nondenominational agency committed to working with local churches worldwide in responding to the physical and spiritual needs of their communities. SIM Burkina Faso works with some of the most impoverished people of the world and has programs in health, education, and agriculture. SIM BF also supports handicapped children and youth in developing life and employment skills, and is establishing HIV/AIDS prevention and response ministries in conjunction with Eglises Evangélique/SIM.