Philippines: Volunteer work on a new organic farm

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Philippines

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    10/01/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    At our 15 hectar Farm we are experimenting new organic planting methods (i.e. Terra Preta with biochar) in vegetables, corn, rice and fruit trees. Postharvest techniques like drying, preserving, storing, processing and marketing are also important parts of our project. The aim is to increase the income of the local farmers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for one or two male volunteers with university background in agriculture, biology or engeneering. Your job is to record and supervise the agricultural experiments, working on the design and construction of equipments like dryers, mills etc.

    Since we are a family business with an almost complete infrastructure we are fully independant. That offers great opprtunities for your own, creative ideas.

    I am a German living for good in the Hometown of my Filipina wife. My house is located at the family compound with several buildings, family members, children, dogs etc., it is a safe place.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in a comfortable guest appartment with private bathroom, WLAN, 24h electricity etc. in my house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Applicants must be fluent in English. Since you will work most of the time with Filipinos you must be able to adopt their way of live. In short you must be a friendly and uncomplicated person. The project is not suitable for people who want to realise their esotheric ideas or religious missions...

    Tigaon ist a rural munincipallity with about 45.000 inhabitants located 425 KM southeast of Manila at the main island of Luzon. There is no mass tourism, you will deal mostly with Filipino people. Most of them are fluent in English.

    The beach with many tiny resorts for the local folks is about 3 KM away. Tigaon has a beautiful tennis court and to the world class wakeboard and waterski Camarines Watersport Complex it`s just a 50 minutes car ride. The nearby Mt Isarog with its virgin rainforest is a paradise for hikers.

    The nearest cities are Naga (45 KM) and Legaspi (110 KM), both with complete facillities like airport, shopping malls, hospitals etc.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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