Bangladesh Vacancy Announcement – Senior Gender Specialist, USPSC/TCN (Resident Hire), GS-13
Applicable for US Citizens / Third Country Nationals Only
Due to a lack of awareness and application of proper safety measures while handling pesticides, farmers’ health in Bangladesh is often unnecessarily put at risk. In cases of exposure to pesticides, farmers need expedient and effective medical attention. Emergency room doctors face many pesticide-exposed patients who need proper medical support within the first hour in order to reduce further health hazards.
Oliar Rahman Firoj has been farming summer tomatoes in southern Bangladesh over the past three years. He dedicates his acre of land to cultivating this high-value crop, which commands prices four-to-five times higher than winter tomato varieties. However, the initial investment for this crop is also higher as the farmer needs to purchase heat-tolerant varieties of tomato seeds, install raised beds and rain shelters, and learn integrated crop management techniques, such as pruning, staking, sanitation, and curbing disease and pests.
Bangladesh Vacancy Announcement 16-028 - Project Management Specialist (Neonatal Health Systems) FSN-11
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Last updated: June 27, 2016