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How we work together

Collaboration between the Peace Corps and FAO dates back to the early 1960s and has been expanding progressively over the past years, sharing skills and knowledge in villages from Africa to Asia, from Latin America to Europe. In 2004 FAO and the Peace Corps signed a memorandum of understanding to further enhance and promote the collaboration between the two organizations. A standard agreement is used at country level for cooperation.

Areas of cooperation
Specific areas of cooperation include food production, distribution and access, and support to the FAO Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) activities in low-income food-deficit countries. The organizations also teamed up on projects related to HIV/AIDS; income generation and small business development; marketing and farm management; Farmer Field Schools; animal and plant protection; and women in rural development.

An increasing number of countries will benefit from the Crisis Corps modality which allows specialist volunteers to return to the field for short-term high impact assignments ranging from three to six months duration.

How can volunteers apply?
Volunteers should contact the Peace Corps directly about possible assignments.

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To learn more about FAO, click here: FAO at work

To learn more about FAO in the field, click here: Database of FAO projects

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