A large field organization which undertakes field projects in diverse areas worldwide. Winrock's Volunteer Technical Assistance program implements projects using skilled pro-bono advisors.
Full Name: Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development
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Overseas assignments cover diverse areas, but often relate to agriculture, business development, or natural resource management. Assignments typically last two to four weeks.
Senior level experience is required in the area of the project. Most (but not all) assignments require U.S. citizenship.
Projects are done on a
basis, with advisors donating their expertise and time. Winrock manages logistics and covers travel and living expenses.
Web Site: www.winrock.org
38 Winrock Drive
Morrilton, AR 72110-9370
Registration / Application
Volunteers can register online at the Winrock web site.
History: Incorporated in 1985 in Arkansas as a not-for-profit organization.
Volunteers registered: 1,300 (as of 23-Jul-01).
Advisors sent on field projects: 200 in 2000.
Budget: $40,040,506 (fiscal 1998) - 100% international
Total USAID Funding: $3,432,000 (1999)
Matching Grant Program: $450,000
Farmer-to-Farmer Program: $2,982,000
Winrock International currently has projects in 46 countries in 9 Regions (Africa: 15, Asia: 11, Central America: 5, Caribbean: 4, Eastern Europe: 3, Middle East: 1, North America: 1, South America: 3, Southeast Asia: 3)
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment.
Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.