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Are you looking for Agriculture jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Crop scout job at Asili Agriculture

Kiryandongo, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 3, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Asili was established in 2012 in Western Uganda and Our Purpose is to catalyze a more equitable, resilient and regenerative food system.

Asili is a leading employer, investor, producer, aggregator and service provider across the major grain and oilseed value chains in East Africa. Our team equips the farming community and key food system Stakeholders with the technical skills, tools and services to transform agriculture into the flourishing industry it ought to be.

Our Vision is a food system in harmony with nature that empowers farmers, nourishes communities, and creates local prosperity.

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Job Title

Crop scout job at Asili Agriculture

Job Description

Asili Agriculture is a fully-mechanized largescale farming company with an integrated food security platform for East Africa that manages dual-season production of high-quality maize and soybeans for supply to regional food processors. Asili became operational in January 2014 and is currently farming on over 7,000 ha of land in Western Uganda under a conservation agriculture and precision farming approach to maximize yields efficiently and sustainably

Duties and Responsibilities

Planning

  • Plan the order of the fields to be monitored according to the developed Schedule


Monitoring and Surveying fields

  • Conduct weekly field visits to access crop health and potential risks

  • Identify and report on potential pest and disease

  • Perform yield estimates on a weekly basis

  • Take photos; conduct soil and tissue sampling

  • Notifying security of any potential crop theft/ distraction


Recording and Reporting

  • Collect and record data related to pests, diseases and weed status in a given field

  • Make recommendations based on field status

  • Communicate any irregular situation to the agronomist


Support Research and Development Efforts

  • Supervising casuals in preparing and planting sentinel plots

  • Monitoring crop and sentinel plot trials

  • Participate in research projects as required

Quality Control

  • Ensuring that the plant population is within the required threshold, seed is covered and planting with the right condition

  • Ensuring that sprayer nozzles are dispensing the desired volumes and there is no blockage

  • Ensuring application of the correct fertilizer rates and correct spreading distribution

  • Ensuring that there’s minimal losses during harvesting

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Diploma in Agriculture

  • Minimum 2 years work experience on a large farm.

  • Result oriented, quality-oriented individual with high level of integrity

  • Able to work transparently with all team members

  • Physically fit and able to travel and examine farms in a variety of environments and climates including the ability to bend, Kneel and carry light loads.

  • Open to change and learning new systems

  • Effective planner and time conscious

  • Computer skills

  • Ability to ride a motorbike with a license.


Competencies for this Role

  • Demonstrates strong numerical and analytical skills

  • Good inter-personal skills

  • Work effectively in a team environment

  • Fluent in spoken and written English

  • Good knowledge of computer applications such as word, excel and power point.

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How to Apply

Interested applicants please send your CV and a Cover Letter explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this role to recruitment@agilis-partners.com. All applications should include the reference 23-04-2024-1 in the subject line. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

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