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International Development

posted Feb 21, 2011, 5:52 AM by Bob Whitney   [ updated Feb 21, 2011, 6:10 AM ]
Since 2004 I have been actively involved in development projects
 in Honduras, Guatemala, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, India, and China.    I work with missionaries and other groups dedicated to alleviating poverty among third world farmers.  I also lived in the Middle East in 2007-2008 working on a project for the Borlaug Institute of International Agriculture at Texas A&M University.  In this project I was the Chief of Party and Team Leader for a $5.7 Million dollar USDA effort to train Iraqi Extension agents and specialists in all aspects of agriculture.  

Since 2004 I have had the priviledge of working with Dr. Harold Watson, retired Agriculture Missionary to the Phillipines.  Dr. Watson developed Sloping Agriculture Land Technology (SALT) that has been used in many countries to slow erosion, improve soil conditions and alleviate poverty.  I have been developing training centers and training hundreds of farmers and resource people around the world as well.  I continue to work with numerous international agencies and organizations including Heifer InternationalSamaritans PurseIMBBaptist Global ResponseICARDA in Syria, World Hunger Relief,  Asian Rural Life Development FoundationBless China InternationalWorld Hunger FundsUS Agency for International Development, and US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service.