Please note the time zone for the webinar is CDT (Chicago, USA).
In this webinar, you will learn more about volunteer opportunities with the USAID’s F2F program that connects farmers in low-income countries with technical expert volunteers in the agricultural sector from the USA. The partnership with SIL and AOCS broadens the impact of F2F by inviting oil seed ago-processors in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly those working with soybeans, into the program to request technical expertise from F2F. You will learn more about the workings and impact of F2F in oil-based seeds in Sub-Saharan African countries – providing technical expertise to larger processors strengthens the entire value chain, creating more nutritious food for populations, higher demand for raw materials and thus income for local farmers, and eventually greater opportunities for employment. AOCS members already possess diverse technical expertise in oil seed processing, so the benefits include increasing your existing impact on the global food system as well impact a country via technology transfer for topics such as fortification, food safety, certifications, and process control and efficiencies. Join this webinar to learn about the volunteer opportunity’s application process, typical in-country experiences, post-assign follow-up, and an anticipated timeline. You will also learn ways to showcase your potential F2F volunteer activities with AOCS and the broader industry.