Dr. Scott Haskell shares how his Farmer-to-Farmer assignment in Myanmar impacted him:
I was happy to see my assignment progress from the very first day to the last! What fantastic work, help and evaluation everyone at the Myanmar Livestock Development Company [my host organization] provided me! The joy in participation was palpable. I felt honored to be able to offer a training program and subsequent assessment that empowered staff and administration to understand the HACCP food safety process. There was a sense that the training program had a positive impact on everyone. The participants were eager to implement the program recommendations.
As always, the learning was two ways — I learned about the culture, about Myanmar, about the situation of women within the veterinary profession, and about food safety and security in Myanmar.
My project in Myanmar was the most positive of my many and varied global assignments to date.
[Thanks very much, Scott, for your hard work!]