Looking for a change of pace? The Peace Corps is seeking volunteers with agricultural experience to serve as "technical agricultural specialists" in developing countries to help create and develop small-scale commercial farms. Reports AgJournal:
Small farmers in many emerging economies are struggling to adapt their traditional farming techniques in the face of a rapidly changing climate and increasingly unstable agricultural markets. Unfortunately, as global agricultural markets expand, little attention has focused on the importance of small-scale producers in maintaining local food supplies. As a result, global food supplies are at historic lows, and this poses a threat to the food security of many developing nations.
So if you'd like to make a difference in the world in a tangible way, and have 27 months of your life to devote to living and working overseas, check out the opportunites with the Peace Corps. What a great adventure and what meaningful service.