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European Solidarity Corps

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Small holders farmers advisor in Western Kenya


Mondo NGO and WEFOCO

Shianda, Kakamega, Kenya


Our mission in the Shianda village of Western Kenya is to offer quality help to students and empower women in the area. Together with our local partner organisation Western Focus Community Organisation (WEFOCO) we set up different projects on education, livelihood, women empowerment and healthcare (HIV/AIDS is still an issue). Thanks to WEFOCO and Mondo WEFOCO is directly benefiting more than 100 children and 600 women through different projects including farming and agriculture programs. The tasks of the volunteer include: organising training on animal husbandry; following up on best practices of dairy farming; referring community groups to the best dairy support group; contacting field visits on dairy issues in various agricultural institutions and communities; following up on previous volunteers' work in communities (for example: vertical farming and fertilisers production); supporting table banking from the money they earn from dairy and poultry.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will live in Shianda village, Western Kenya. During work, the main mode of transportation will be motorbikes or walking shorter distances. The host organisation will provide the volunteers’ safety and locked accommodation in the volunteers’ houses/apartments. They can have access to a kitchen and shower with all useful necessities: a water closet, tap, gas cooker, dishes, and Wi-Fi. Vo The volunteer will be given a monthly living and transportation allowance. The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance of 390 euros to cover basic needs and local transport.

Training during the activity

The volunteer will have the opportunity to get deep knowledge about small holder farmers work in rural Kenya. The training includes working in a local context and integrating with different communities. The volunteer can participate in local language courses. Volunteering will build new contacts and partnerships.

Participant profile

A background in agriculture, agribusiness, food security or related fields is very well appreciated. Knowledge or keen interest in climate change impact on crops and livestock and/or experience or relevant skills in sales and marketing or relevant knowledge in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and good practices in agriculture are also recommended. Good organisational and communication skills. Independent, flexible and adaptable. Fluent in English.

Activity dates

A total of 24 week(s) during the period 01/02/2024 to 31/12/2024

Activity location

Shianda, Kakamega, Kenya

Individual volunteering

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Türkiye

Activity topics

Environment and natural protection

Employment and entrepreneurship

Nutrition and subsistence agriculture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 01/03/2024 23:59