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Engineering Support, Rice Processing and Seed Storage Technologies

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Engineers Without Borders - Ingénieurs Sans Frontières
Acronyme : EWB-ISF
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Engineers Without Borders (EWB) works to promote human development through access to technology. We accomplish this by working with partner governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as small scale entrepreneurs overseas. We also recognize the importance of educating Canadians on the role they can play at home in assisting disadvantaged communities to improve their own situation. Formed in 2000, EWB is Canada's fastest growing development organisation.
Adresse : 601 - 366 Adelaide St.
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 1R9
FAX: (416) 352 5360
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Russ Groves
Courriel : projects@ewb.ca
Pays : Ghana
Ville : Tamale
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : The volunteer will work primarily with Agricultural Extension Agents (AEA), who are the liaison between the local farmers and government run projects and considered the lifeline of agricultural development. They will travel between a number of villages in the Tolon-Kumbungu District to conduct appraisals of rice processing and grain storage systems. One farm will be selected per village to be used as a test location for the introduction of various alternative methods for rice processing and grain storage. This method would allow the participating farmer and surrounding farmers to evaluate the new technology, via comparison.

In Canada
The intern will participate actively in EWB's renowned pre-departure training program. The 200 hours of training is offered in small groups that are capped at 10 participants to ensure a suitable learning environment. Material is presented primarily though a case study based approach drawing heavily on EWB's field experience. Participants are expected to complete an extensive preparatory program prior to their arrival at training and to work diligently during training on the numerous assignments and activities.

Overseas
The volunteer will work closely with MOFA agricultural field extension agents to conduct baseline analysis of existing rice processing and storage practices in the Tolon-Kumbungu District of Northern Ghana. The findings of this research will be presented in a report and used to develop a strategy for best-practice that can be modeled using test plots in communities throughout the region.
Organisation d'accueil : Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Northern Region)
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture is dedicated to improve the livelihoods of small share rural farmers who make up the majority of Ghana's poor. The Northern Region is particularly affected by the harsh environmental conditions of the Sahel. It is here that the Tamale office of the Ministry is working with local farmers through office staff and permanently field based agricultural extension officers to provide local farmers with technical skills to improve their harvests and their access to markets.