USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer: Cacao Manufacturing Development US volunteer (Peru)
Engineers Without Border USA
Location: Cajamarca, Peru
Agriculture - Food and Process Engineering
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB-USA) and INGO NCBA CLUSA are partnering on a USAID Farmer-to-Farmer grant. The main objective of the program is to generate sustainable and broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector worldwide. The program is based on a regional strategy for coffee, horticulture and the strengthening of cooperatives and rural enterprises.
This assignment is focused on assisting a cooperative in Peru on improving and developing a manufacturing plan for 600kg per hour cacao bean manufacture and 300 kg per hour cacao liquor manufacturing facility prioritization in as follows:
1) Design in collaboration with the cooperative team a startup plan of manufacturing facility
2) Review plan design and equipment selection quotes and provide suggestions to improve them
3) Train cooperative team on criteria to select suppliers for manufacturing facility and successful manufacturing facility operation flux
This assignment will require volunteers to travel to the field for 2-3 weeks with all costs covered
Industrial engineer preferred
Cacao by-products manufacture facility engineerBasic understanding of plantain frying, and/or coffee or cacao production.
Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is partnering with communities around the world to meet their basic human needs. We’re building footbridges to provide pathways to opportunities. We’re installing solar panels to bring light where it is dark. We’re digging for water so hope can spring from the ground. Each project builds the foundation for a community to thrive for years to come