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Agriculture & Farming Volunteer Projects Abroad

Volunteer Agriculture & Farming

Our voluntary Agriculture & Farming Projects offer you the opportunity to gain an insight into one of the world’s largest and most diverse industries. Whether you are a volunteer on a gap year eager to work abroad, or a career breaker with a keen interest in agricultural issues, we have a placement that will suit you, your qualifications and your level of experience.

Volunteering on an Agriculture or Farming project is all about sustainability, community and more organic methods of growing crops.

The projects you can chose from are quite varied, from working on a communal farm with animals and crops in Togo to a much more scientific approach to efficient organic production in Jamaica. Often these programmes are able to be combined with teaching or care projects which make them an ideal way to connect with local people but also to use and develop skills and expertise in areas such as farming techniques, plant nutrition and soil improvement.

The projects are open to volunteers of any level of experience.

Agriculture & Farming project destinations:

These projects are based in rapidly developing countries including Ghana and Argentina. Each destination offers something different and unique. As a volunteer you could help a local community maintain all aspects of a farm and garden, which may include animal care, crop growing or entomology.

While working on our agricultural projects and learning about a different culture, volunteers will receive support and guidance from our qualified in-country staff. As a volunteer you’ll meet other volunteers from all over the world and will form part of the Projects Abroad volunteer community.

Allie Fetherston, Community Farming volunteer in Ghana"During the dry season, I began my days at the farm by watering the plants, using the water from the water catchment system. A few of these plants had been planted before my arrival to Ghana and others I had planted myself. While I was there, I planted groundnuts for the first time in my life (they are better off in a tropical climate) and saw them nearly to maturation. I also re-planted tomatoes, which needed more sunlight and planted some cuttings for the flowerbed."

Allie Fetherston
Community Farming volunteer in Ghana

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