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1992: Doug Elliott served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin in Pobe beginning in 1992
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Doug Elliott can be contacted at woodsfarmerayahoodcom
Country of Service: Benin
Cities you served in: Pobe
Arrival Year: 1992
Departure Year: 1995
Forestry research and promotion; agroforestry; microfinance
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Master's in Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry; Forester with US Forest Service near Sonora, Calif., before and after Benin and Yale. Own and part-time manage a farm near Leon, Nicaragua since 1998 or so, agro-silvo-pastoral management to develop agriculture that fits into the natural regional ecosystem as transparently as possible, while being economically viable. Have also been working on international disaster assistance for USAID for a few months/yr since 2008.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Every morning I woke up and asked myself, "what's the most important thing in the world that I can do something about, today?" And then it was my job to go do that. Easy to get spoiled like that, but I think that should still be my job.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Benin volunteers, and anyone who works in agroforestry, especially with native species.
Originally posted: 2/6/2011
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1992; Peace Corps Benin; Directory of Benin RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Benin RPCVs
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