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  • POSITION: Market Research Analyst - Urban Agriculture: Volunteer in Peru
  • EMPLOYER: Cuso International
  • LOCATION: Lima, Peru
  • EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Volunteer
  • POSITION LEVEL: Mid Level

CLOSING DATE:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
FULL DESCRIPTION

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

Cuso International in Peru is looking for a volunteer like you to conduct market research in farmers' markets to better understand market trends, opportunities and threats, examine fluctuations in supply and demand, as well as obtain information on products sold in addition to measuring customer satisfaction of urban agriculture in the capital city of Lima.
Urban and peri-urban agriculture is reemerging worldwide as a strategy to address a diverse array of interrelated urban issues, especially those related to food, health, environment and income generation. Farmers' markets have the potential to give urban farmers access to new, larger-volume markets that can increase their income and scale up production through aggregation, distribution, and marketing services.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Design the market research process (e.g. defining the objective and problem, focus/scope, data collection techniques and tools, resource planning, as well as deadlines)
- Develop standardized data collection tools
- Build the capacity of farmers' markets to collect and analyze data in a systematic and coherent manner
- Validate market research findings and report with partners prior to dissemination

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