Agrifa International Limited
Farm Manager at Agrifa International Limited
Agrifa International Limited, an agribusiness company is seeking to engage an experienced candidate with Agricultural Sciences background to lead the implementation of a large-scale organic plantain farm. The successful candidate must have prior meaningful experience growing plantain to effectively lead the daily planning, organization, supervision, and administrative activities on the farm.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Farm Manager
We are seeking to engage an experienced candidate with Agricultural Sciences background to lead the implementation of a large-scale organic plantain farm.
The successful candidate must have prior meaningful experience growing plantain to effectively lead the daily planning, organization, supervision, and administrative activities on the farm.
Build a detailed plan to develop 100ha+ organic plantain farm that produces a minimum of 3 bunches of plantain per hole per twelve months
Determine and suggest both short- and long-term assets to mechanize the operations and enable the field workers to operate efficiently
Prepare daily operating plans to effectively schedule the farming staff and to ensure the quartermasters 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, and harvest)
Spearhead the hiring of temporary / contract farm laborers and identify high performers to join the team on a fulltime basis
Craft strategies to mitigate the prevalence of diseases and pests on the farm, and identify efficient solutions to resolve these issues whenever they appear
Collaborate with an irrigation specialist to deploy an efficient system that will help curtail the lack of water during dry spells
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
B.Sc Degree in Agricultural Sciences from a reputable academic institution.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a plantain farm or in a similar capacity and with a demonstrated track record of leadership, hard work and success is preferred.
Master’s Degree / Ph.D. in Agricultural sciences would be an added advantage.
Application Closing Date
30th July, 2021.
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