- Published on Monday, 03 March 2014 01:47
MFK offers the opportunity to share your skills and gain first-hand experience working in international development for a dynamic young social enterprise. This position is based in Haiti. We request a 12-24 month commitment working with majority Haitian staff and several North American and European salaried and volunteer staff.
While the Cap-Haitien area is relatively quiet and peaceful, it is still underdeveloped. It challenges staff in all regards: emotionally, socially, and professionally. This job is challenging, but it is also rewarding. You will be a vital, indispensable member of the MFK team in its mission to make life-saving RUTF, and other fortified nutritional products available to children and other vulnerable populations in Haiti. The fellow will live with other permanent and temporary MFK staff in an apartment complex. They are expected to contribute to communal chores (shopping, cooking, cleaning) and are welcomed in group activities (trips to the beach, mountains, historical monuments, etc.).
- Published on Monday, 03 March 2014 01:06
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is now accepting applications from students to participate in the Global Food Security Symposium 2014 Next Generation Delegation.
Convened annually by The Chicago Council, the Global Food Security Symposium discusses the US government and international community’s progress on addressing global food and nutrition security.
The Next Generation Delegation program was launched in 2013 to provide an opportunity for promising students to engage in symposium discussions and to interact with policy, civil society, and business leaders working on agriculture, food, and nutrition issues.
The Global Food Security Symposium 2014 will focus on adapting food and nutrition systems to climate change. It will be held May 22, 2014, in Washington, DC.
- Published on Sunday, 02 March 2014 03:39
Description: The Cultivating Community program provides hands-on education for UM student volunteers at our demonstration gardens, which practice small-scale organic growing methods including composting, ecological pest management, and space saving techniques. The program offers workshops for student volunteers about preparing and preserving local fresh foods, composting, container gardening, and other topics of interest. Internship positions coordinate the program, work with student volunteers to plant and maintain demonstration gardens for Cultivating Community, and recruit and coordinate student volunteers. Interns will participate in creating several blog posts for the Matthaei-Nichols blog.
- Published on Sunday, 02 March 2014 03:33
Description: The responsibilities of this position are divided into three categories: campus farm care and planning, student engagement, and administrative support for achieving GAP certification and managing the farm. This candidate will gain experience in small farm and volunteer management. The candidate will report to the Matthaei-Nichols staff and the Sustainable Food Program Manager. Interns will participate in creating several blog posts for the Matthaei-Nichols blog.
- Published on Sunday, 02 March 2014 03:26
The Agrarian Adventure, a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment through food, gardening, community involvement, and environmental stewardship, runs the afterschool Food & Garden Club in partnership with Tappan Middle School. Students in the Food & Garden Club prepare and eat produce from the greenhouse and garden, engage in creative garden-related projects, explore issues related to food and the environment, meet with local food heroes, care for the gardens, and hold a Harvest Celebration to share their efforts with their families.