Thursday, January 30, 2014

Did you miss the last #AskAg Twitter chat?

The most recent Agrilinks #AskAg Twitter chat focused on international volunteering advancing agricultural development.  The intention was to bring together potential, existing and returned volunteers who have spent time overseas working on agriculture and food security.

The Twitter chat was organized around the following questions:
  1. What do volunteers gain from their service?
  2. What type of traits/skills make for an effective volunteer?
  3. What does an AgDev Volunteer experience look like, and how does this differ from paid work?
  4. What sort of challenges do volunteers face, and what resources help them address these challenges?
Participants included representatives from organizations such as Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA), ACDI/VOCA, TechnoServe, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington and Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF).  If you'd like to see the list of Twitter accounts associated with these organizations and their representatives, check out the complete explanation of the Twitter chat on Agrilinks

If you missed the chat you can search #AskAg through your Twitter account to see comments from participants.  Many great resources were shared including links to international agriculture resources and organizations and specific volunteer postings.  Many individuals and organizations active in this field joined in on the chat.  If you're interested in volunteering in international agriculture, this Twitter chat was a great way to identify possible organizations and key individuals.

Agrilinks now hosts #AskAg Twitter chats on a monthly basis.  Watch this YouTube video to learn more about their Twitter chats or click here to sign up for monthly emails announcing upcoming events.

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