Pachacuti is working on a pilot for an exciting and groundbreaking project called the Geo Fair Trade project, to provide Geo-traceability for Fair Trade supply chains. The project will develop new social, economic and environmental indicators based on geographic data, resulting in transparency and traceability for the whole product chain from the producers to the consumers. One of our partners in Ecuador, a womens' panama hat association, has been selected for this pilot.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an internship with them for a six month period, or with one of the other five pilots:
Coffee in Minas Gerais state - Brazil
Shea Butter in Burkina Faso
Tea in Uganda
Vanilla in Madagascar
Cashew, coffee, and spices in Kerala state - India
The main focus of the work will be to collate and organise in digital form existing data. The type of data to be collected will include socio-economic and environmental data related to the fair trade activity as well as relevant regional/national data sets. These data will be used to develop a series of Sustainable Development geo-indicators which are currently being selected and for which minimum data set requirements are currently being defined.
In addition, there will be a requirement to collect data in the field using GPS equipment. This is likely to involve the mapping of field parcel boundaries and location of producers.
The placement will be supervised in country by a CIRAD or partner organisation staff member and some time will be spent prior to departure in SIRS/CRA-W to learn more about the techniques and type of data to be collected.
The placement is envisaged to start in March 2010 for a total duration of about 6 months.
The requirements of the placement are to be able to work in remote areas in the tropics with sometimes difficult climatic conditions and basic infrastructure and have some experience in field data collection and database and/or some experience with GIS/GPS. Knowledge of the official language is also required (English in India and Uganda, Portuguese in Brazil, Spanish in Ecuador and French in Burkina Faso and Madagascar).
This offer of training course is addressed to students of master training course or last year of graduation. The student specializations that would fit with this placement are agronomy, rural development studies or geography
A scholarship is offered in each location to cover local cost.
Contacts for more information on the student placement:
Christophe Sannier -+33 320 72 76 66 – email@example.com
Dominique Pallet - tel (33) 467615881 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathieu Weil – tel (261) (0)327319864 – email@example.com
Juan Manuel MORA REY
Assistant coordinateur des projets Européens