Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer Susana Rigato shares her thoughts on volunteering in Bangladesh:
This is my first Farmer-to-Farmer assignment in Bangladesh, and I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience, both professionally and personally. The Winrock staff and the people at Ejab Group (the host) were very professional, providing excellent logistical support and active participation. They made me feel “at home” all the time.
This was such a great opportunity for me and for the staff at Ejab Group’s lab to exchange knowledge about potato seeds! We discussed and worked on key topics related to the production of virus free, healthy potato seeds. We reviewed traditional tissue culture techniques as well as new low-cost alternatives that are being used in other countries. To increase productivity, high quality, healthy seed is essential. Thanks to Winrock and Ejab Group, my host, for giving me the opportunity to work together to improve the potato seed production in Bangladesh, for sharing their concerns and their enthusiasm, for hospitality and kindness, and for friendship.
[And thanks to you, Susana, for such great work!]
Here are some photos of Susana in action!