Volunteers work to enhance farm families' nutrition and household income through improved livestock management techniques. Activities include promoting vaccination against common diseases; teaching farmers better production techniques; improving marketing techniques for products like meat, wool, and eggs; developing land-use plans for pastoral farmers; and projects such as vegetable gardening, range management, and beekeeping.
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Applicants can qualify with a bachelor's degree in animal science or animal husbandry; or a bachelor's degree in zoology, biology, or any other discipline with at least 18 months of experience working with livestock; or no college degree and at least three years of experience working with livestock.
Most applicants have at least 18 months of full-time experience with dairy or beef cattle, pigs, sheep, or chickens and some experience in large-scale forage production or vegetable gardening. Many are recent college graduates who have worked on their parents' farms.
Other relevant experience includes demonstrated interest in veterinary medicine and animal health, general knowledge of agriculture, gardening experience, and basic business management.
Animal Husbandry Official US Peace Corps Website