HORTICULTCULTURE EXTENSION WORKER

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Synthesis Agriculture

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Synthesis Horticulture Coordinator and overall supervision of the Regional Horticulture Coordinator, the Horticulture Extension Worker will do the following;

Conduct farmer field schools for farmers & Agri Ecosystem analysis
Conducting farm visits and scouting
Collecting soil and water samples for testing and developing analysis reports.
Sound knowledge of High Value Horticulture cultivation especially kitchen gardening and nutritional aspects
Conducting Trainings of farmers on all Horticulture  and IPM related issues
Prepare weekly and monthly activity reports
Knowledge of Composting and recycling of farm waste products
Sensitive towards culture and respect clients and able to organize and manage farm consultation programs.
Train farmers in new horticulture techniques and methods to enhance productivity in the area of high value horticulture.
Extension Workers will attend meetings in district level with the collaboration of all stakeholders and prepare reports to Synthesis agriculture Extension Coordinator.
The Extension Workers will deliver the different services requested by the Synthesis agriculture
Support farmer groups through field visits and trainings using the (FFS) Farmer Field School principle.
Regular supervision of farms established synthesis agriculture;
Any other assignment given by Synthesis Agriculture management
Job Requirements:

Bachelor of Agriculture, Horticulture graduates would be given preference.
Bachelor with 3 years of experience in the related field or diploma in Agriculture 14th Grade with 5 years of experience.
Must be residents of the operating region.
Must have valid licences for motorcycle
Skills:

Must be able to travel in the districts where Synthesis operates
Must be familiar with the operating areas in which hoticulture crops are grown
Should pay respect to custom and cultural behavior of residents of operating area
Submission Guideline:

Please submit your updated resumes along with a cover letter quoting the Job Title to the attention of Synthesis Operations Manager, Synthesis consultancy, Limbe, or email it to info@synthesisagriculture.com or deliver a hard copy at our Blantyre offices in Eber House, Limbe Cathedral, Limbe, Room 17, before Friday 27th September, 2019, only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

To apply for this job email your details to info@synthesisagriculture.com