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Are you looking for Agriculture jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Agronomist job at Horeb Services Uganda Ltd

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Full-time

Deadline: 

June 30, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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Job Title

Agronomist job at Horeb Services Uganda Ltd

Job Description

An agronomist plays a vital role in the agricultural industry, focusing on crop production and soil management to optimize plant growth and improve the sustainability and profitability of farming operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research and Development

Field Trials and Experiments

  • Conducting field trials to test new crop varieties, fertilizers, and pest control methods.

  • Designing experiments to improve crop yield and quality.

  • Collecting and analyzing data from trials to draw conclusions and make recommendations.


Soil and Plant Analysis

  • Analyzing soil samples to determine nutrient content and composition.

  • Assessing plant health and diagnosing issues related to soil, water, and nutrients.

  • Developing strategies for soil improvement and fertility management.


Advisory and Consultancy

Farm Management Advice

  • Advising farmers on best practices for crop production.

  • Providing recommendations on crop rotation, irrigation, and fertilization.

  • Offering guidance on sustainable farming practices and conservation methods.


Problem Solving

  • Identifying and diagnosing plant diseases, pest infestations, and other crop issues.

  • Recommending effective pest control and disease management strategies.

  • Advising on the use of agrochemicals and integrated pest management (IPM).


Practical Implementation

Crop Planning and Management

  • Assisting in the planning of crop cycles and selecting appropriate crop varieties.

  • Implementing precision agriculture techniques to enhance efficiency.

  • Monitoring crop growth and development to ensure optimal conditions.


Soil and Water Management

  • Designing and implementing soil conservation practices.

  • Managing irrigation systems and advising on water use efficiency.

  • Developing and promoting methods to prevent soil erosion and degradation.


Education and Training

Farmer Training Programs

  • Organizing workshops, seminars, and training sessions for farmers.

  • Educating farmers on new agricultural technologies and techniques.

  • Providing ongoing support and technical advice.


Community Outreach

  • Working with agricultural extension services to disseminate information.

  • Building relationships with local farming communities and stakeholders.

  • Participating in agricultural fairs and exhibitions to share knowledge.


Policy and Advocacy

Policy Development

  • Contributing to the development of agricultural policies and regulations.

  • Collaborating with government agencies and agricultural organizations.

  • Advocating for sustainable agricultural practices and environmental protection.


Compliance and Standards

  • Ensuring adherence to agricultural standards and regulations.

  • Advising on compliance with environmental and safety guidelines.

  • Promoting the adoption of certified organic and eco-friendly practices.


Innovation and Technology

Adoption of New Technologies

  • Keeping abreast of advancements in agricultural technology.

  • Encouraging the use of precision agriculture tools such as GPS, drones, and sensors.

  • Implementing data-driven farming practices to optimize productivity.


Sustainability Initiatives

  • Promoting sustainable farming practices to reduce environmental impact.

  • Encouraging the use of renewable energy sources and resource conservation.

  • Supporting initiatives that enhance biodiversity and ecosystem health.


Data Management and Reporting

Data Collection and Analysis

  • Collecting data on crop performance, soil health, and environmental conditions.

  • Using data analytics to identify trends and make informed decisions.

  • Preparing reports and presentations to communicate findings.


Documentation

  • Maintaining detailed records of experiments, trials, and field observations.

  • Documenting best practices and successful case studies.

  • Reporting on the effectiveness of recommended practices and interventions.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture/plant science. 5 years agronomy experience idealy with large modern arable farms.

  • Extensive experience of forage crop production Exposure to devising and implementing structured trials.


  • Extensive experience of best practice regarding pesticide application.

  • Knowledge of pesticides, their suitability and Irrigation

  • Exposure to computerized record management system


Salary

3840000

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How to Apply

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