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Farm and Agricultural Volunteer Projects

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Sustainable farming and agriculture is vital to the rural communities in Ghana which serves as their only means of income and volunteers can make a difference by helping nurture agriculturally-dependent economies and offering assistance to the small farmers to get their products on the local and possibly on the international market. Volunteers on the project will have a lot of freedom to pursue their passion within the field, whether its genetics and breeding, agro forestry and conservation. Volunteer will work on the Agriculture Project involving both crop farming (Vegetables and Fruits)
A volunteer in this project can assist in numerous ways depending on your interest including:
Research into soil preparation and irrigation methods, Research trials involving various crops and growing methods, Helping schools in the area to develop a small school farm so that the schools can be more self-sufficient, Identify market structures and channels in the supply & distribution chain;
Teach basic business practices, example general business planning, Assist in organizing networks of local farmers.

Please note, machinery is limited on this project and most work is very labor intensive. Volunteers should bring gloves, flashlight, and light weight scarf for sun protection or hat, insect repellent, working boots, water bottle (all can be purchased in Ghana).

Volunteers will be involved in clearing land for growing crops, assisting with fertilizing the land, developing land for cropping, planting crops, nurturing crops, and teaching farming techniques to local staff.

This project is open to volunteers taking a gap year, career break, or a volunteer vacation and also volunteers with no qualification can also apply for this project. However, specialized skills such as agronomy, horticulture, agriculture, environment and background knowledge of giving extension services to farmers. The volunteers will be rotating and giving support in different farms

PROJECT AT A GLANCE

1. Location:
Accra.
The project is based in the capital city, Accra, with shops, banks & Internet cafes nearby. This vibrant city is renowned for its friendly atmosphere where visitors are always welcome. It's full of contrasts: from traditional culture and history to modern infrastructure.

Volta region - Ho.
Ho, so different from the capital of Accra, it has a lot of village settings that is sprawling into a city. The people in the region have been described as incredibly kind and very open to travelers. Banks, ATM machines, Internet cafes and shops are all over the place

2. About this project:
Our Flexibility and Variety enables us to match your skills and aspirations to a suitable volunteer internship programs that allows you to join us when it is best for you. There are no set start and end dates and programs run continuously throughout the year, so we can easily fit your schedule. These allow volunteers to join us on a flexible time frame in creative projects. Whenever volunteers arrive and at whatever time, we will be waiting at the airport for them with all the details for their project fully prepared. This flexibility also allows people to combine programs, to live and work with friends, and to work at the placement which inspires them most.

3. Arrival and Departure Point:
(Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

4. Working Hours:
Monday to Friday, Starting at 08.00 am
25-40 hour week

5. Transport:
Dependent on where you are staying, not more than 60 minutes travelling time. Part by commercial mini bus/taxi and part walking.

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