Agronomist at Agrifa International Limited

Agronomist at Agrifa International Limited


Agrifa International Limited is an agribusiness company headquartered in Lagos and operating a 300ha organic plantain farm in Ogun State.The company processes its produce into flour and other consumer products for the Nigerian market.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Agronomist

Location: Awa-Ijebu, Ogun
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are seeking an experienced Technologist to help manage a large-scale organic plantain farm.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Contribute to building a detailed working plan to produce 3 bunches of plantain per hole per twelve months
  • Develop a training plan to teach laborers how to perform seed removal, weed maintenance and fertilization to harvest a plantain bunch per hole every 4 months
  • Help craft strategies to mitigate the prevalence of diseases and pests on the farm, and identify efficient solutions to resolve these issues whenever they appear
  • Write periodic progress reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) detailing both the activities on the farm and the crops’ performance
  • Craft and implement plantain bunch census strategies and devise effective harvesting processes to mitigate instances of bunches rotting on the farm
  • Ensure that all staff adhere to health & safety regulations, and that farm activities comply with both federal and state government regulations
  • Prepare daily operating plans to effectively schedule the farming staff and to ensure the laborers’ supervisors understand their performance expectations
  • Devise monitoring reports to evaluate the performance of the team at each phase of the farming process (land preparation, implantation, maintenance, irrigation and harvest)
  • Spearhead the hiring of temporary / contract farm laborers and identify high performers to join the team on a fulltime basis

Job Requirements

  • Ccandidates should possess a Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Agric) or Master of Agriculture (M.Agric)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar capacity on a farm and with a demonstrated track record of leadership, hard work and success is preferred
  • The successful candidate must have prior meaningful farm experience and demonstrate a passion for growing organic plantain to effectively lead the daily planning, organization, supervision, and farming activities.
  • The ability to live on or near the farm is prerequisite to efficiently execute our company’s strategy and achieve our yield targets.
  • Ability to learn new agriculture practices
  • Solid and verifiable references

N90,000 / Salary Month (Commensurate with experience)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a Resume to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Application Deadline  15th February, 2023.

Note: Candidates should include a WhatsApp-enabled phone number for the initial phase of the interview process

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