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ACDI/VOCA Jordan Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Assignment Recap

ACDI/VOCA sent me to Amman, Jordan for three weeks to work with the Jordan Exporters and Producers Association for Fruit and Vegetables (JEPA), a nonprofit association of producers, exporters and allied service providers that promotes the export of fruit, vegetables, … Continue reading

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Common Sense Eco-travel: Simple, No cost, DIY

Eco-travel is a growing industry and more hotels are promoting themselves as “green” for doing things like making key cards from recycled plastic or having cards with information on how to request that sheets and towels not be changed. While these … Continue reading

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ACDI/VOCA Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer program – and upcoming assignment

In a previous post, I mentioned my plans to volunteer overseas with CUSO-VSO. Well, life is full of the unexpected. Unfortunately for CUSO-VSO, they lost the funding that supported placements for Americans. As such, my placement is effectively on hold for … Continue reading

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