Featured in "Volunteers in Action: Peace Corps VISTA" Handbook. For other images from this handbook, see SIA2011-1152, SIA2011-1153, SIA2011-1154, SIA2011-1155.
A Peace Corps volunteer gives information on breeding and raising healthier poultry in Janakpur, Nepal. In 1970 the Smithsonian contracted with the Peace Corps to assist in establishing an international environmental program, the Smithsonian Institution-Peace Corps Environmental Program (SI-PCEP) to develop conservation, biological, and ecological projects in natural resource fields. Recruits were placed through the Office of Environmental Sciences. President John F. Kennedy had set up the Young American Peace Corps in 1961.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Box 26, Folder: ACTION - Peace Corps Handbooks and Manuals