Agronomist in Lagos, Nigeria

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

·        would be involved in organizing contract farming educating farmers in correct practices and forming the farmers into cooperatives with an ultimate aim of getting the harvested crop for utilization 

·        He would be involved in leading a team of local agronomist in this work and should have leadership qualities.

·        Conducting a range of field trials on commercial crops in various growing regions. conduct the trials for improving crop productivity with desirable quality characteristics, Crop development models for captive cultivation


·        This position would report to the General Managers

·        The position would take care of the various plantations daily

·        He would visit farms to assess health and draw up upkeep / input plan

·        He would advise on variety selection and possibilities

·        He would recruit and train local team to help with agronomy activities. 

·        He would advise on nursery management

·        Advise on farming techniques 

·        He would also conduct trials on new varieties and inputs

·        He would provide inputs on water/irrigation and nutritional requirements

·        Preparing monthly reports as well as individual farm visit reports

·        Assure demonstration plots are implemented within the guidelines of pre-established project protocols, and field days are organized and attended as directed by the project

·        Work with partners to assure accurate data collection (yields, gross margin analysis, farmer adoption levels, training attendance, etc.) is reported to the project

·        Participate in the development of, and supervise partners’ use of, simple, direct training materials, suited to both farmers and extension staff

·        Facilitate knowledge transfer of project-related information and agronomic practices directly to farmers and other service providers

·        Work with partners to assure a high level of farmer adoption of farming practices

·        Identify production constraints or bottlenecks and develop means to address them with guidance from the Regional Technical Advisors,

·        Work with local partners, and the Regional Technical Manager to identify possible grant opportunities for lead farmers/tractor operators with whom they work regularly

·        Forage and Fodder cropping experience

·        Develop commercial agriculture business plan

·        Management of variety of agriculture machineries

·        Proven ability in Animal husbandry, Crop agronomy and Irrigation management.

·        Previous experience in a sales role focused on farm production advisory or relating to agricultural

·        Self-motivated, well organized and have excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with the ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines.



·        Minimum of HND/B.Sc. in Agriculture, Agronomy, Farm Management

·        Over 7 years Farm Management experience in a structured farm or agriculture company or international research institute.

·        Audits, and regulations SHE / Risk Management.

·        Considerable training in the field of Industrial Hygiene Management procedures and practices.



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