EATBETA primarily relies on volunteers to provide hands-on training to rural farmers in quality crop farming, livestock farming, using farm equipment, business skills, etc. Students from US-based universities and colleges are solicited and encouraged to volunteer at our summer missions. We have previously had students from North Carolina A&T University and Prairie View A&M University volunteering at EATBETA’s summer missions in Africa.
We believe that such missions provide important fieldwork opportunities for university students, through which they gain practical experience. More so, student volunteers may qualify for extra course credit, if approved by a partner or participating US-based college. EATBETA has formed important partnership and collaboration relationships with local universities to provide supervision to student-volunteers who participate in training rural farmers.
Below is a video clip of a student volunteer (from North Carolina A&T University) training rural farmers during one of EATBETA’s summer training programs in Uganda.