Position: HORTICULTURAL AGRONOMIST.

Deadline: 25 Jan 2021.
Date posted: 13 Jan 2021.

Location:Arusha.

Description:

Position Summary

We are looking for Horticultural Agronomist to manage project interventions focused on raising the farm productivity. The horticulture production will be the primary focus of this project, knowledge and experience with fresh horticulture business ideally with experience of french beans or herbs is desired.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Develop Package of Practice for crops, better farming practices and find effective Agri solutions
  • Contribute in product development, crop modelling and support sales in technical aspects
  • Study plants and soil to develop advisory for better planting, cultivation and harvesting techniques, improve crop yield, and solve problems facing the agriculture industry
  • Establish clear co-relation between effects of changes in soil, climate, and weather or prevent damage from pests
  • Conduct research and field checks, take samples and make observations, perform tests, and identify and solve problems related to plant or soil nutrition, damage from insects or wildlife, weather or climate changes, or the use of specialized products, such as pesticides, fertilizers, etc.
  • Conduct field visits to monitor and collect seed, plant, and soil samples and testing samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes
  • Maintain and advise detailed records regarding fields, customers, crops, and samples
  • Generating reports and presenting findings to management

Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture or higher in relevant agricultural field  from a recognized institution
  • 3 to 5 years as a lead Agronomist in an export focused fresh horticulture business (ideally with experience of french beans or herbs)
  • Experience in managing a medium / large horticulture farm will be an added advantage
  • Written and spoken English plus computer knowledge
  • Clear understanding of the industry requirements
  • Knowledge of good Agricultural Practices
  • Must have good communication and reporting skills
  • Must have people management skills
  • Must have excellent presentation and report writing skills




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