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Field Agronomist Out-grower Grounded Simalaha Limited

Job Opportunity: Field Agronomist; Out-grower project at Grounded Simalaha Limited

Company Overview: Grounded Simalaha Limited, trading as Simalaha Incubator Farm Company, is a regenerative vegetable farm located in Kazungula, Zambia. Committed to sustainable agriculture, we specialize in vegetable cultivation with an additional focus on chilli growing. Our mission is to contribute to the well-being of rural communities while promoting environmentally conscious farming practices.

Position: Field Agronomist Out-grower

Location: Kazungula, Zambia

Responsibilities: As a Field Agronomist Out-grower, you will play a crucial role in managing our chilli out-grow farmers. Reporting directly to the Farm Manager, you will be responsible for various tasks aimed at ensuring the success of our chilli growing project. Your key responsibilities will include:

Out-grower Management: Oversee and support chilli out-grow farmers in their cultivation activities in all our hubs including partnering agriculture hubs, ensuring adherence to best agricultural practices and sustainability standards.
Farm Supervision: Collaborate with the farm manager to supervise day-to-day farm operations, providing guidance and support to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of farming activities.
Coordinate Spray Programs and IPM: Develop and coordinate spray programs, implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to optimize crop health and yield.
Lead in Pest Scouting: Take the lead in scouting for pests and implementing proactive measures to prevent and control pest infestations, minimizing crop damage.
Crop Disease Management: Implement strategies for monitoring and managing crop diseases, working to maintain the health and quality of the chilli crops.

Qualifications:

Diploma in General Agriculture or a related field.
Experience in working with rural communities, understanding their unique challenges and dynamics.
Experience in chilli growing will be considered a significant advantage.
Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in agriculture.
Must have a driver’s license.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to The Business Manager at nakamwi@simalahaifc.com. Please include your resume, a cover letter, and any relevant certifications. The deadline for applications is 24th November 2023.

At Grounded Simalaha Limited, we are committed to diversity and equal opportunity. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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