Cereal Growers Association County Agronomist - Laikipia Jobs in Kenya

Cereal Growers Association County Agronomist - Laikipia Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

We are seeking dynamic and experienced County Agronomists to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in agroforestry principles, project management skills, and a passion for sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. The agronomist will play a critical role in promoting sustainable agroforestry practices among farmers and facilitating their participation in carbon markets.

This position requires a deep understanding of agroforestry systems, carbon sequestration mechanisms, and market dynamics. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills, technical expertise in agroforestry, and a passion for environmental conservation and rural development.

Duties & Responsibilities

The County Agronomist will perform the following responsibilities:

  • Implement an agroforestry project in collaboration with farmers, communities, and partner organizations.

  • Facilitate the training and provide technical assistance to small-scale farmers on tree planting, crop diversification, and potential for generating carbon credits through sustainable land management practices, including agroforestry.

  • Coordinate tree planting activities, including sourcing seedlings, organizing planting events, and following proper planting techniques.

  • Facilitate selection and capacity building of suitable rural agri-preneurs (FSCs) that will offer services to smallholder farmers.

  • Monitor project sites to evaluate performance and address issues as they arise.

  • Collaborate with private and public sector players to establish demo plots, model farms and conduct field days for enhanced agroforestry technology transfer.

  • To collaborate with researchers, extension agents, and other stakeholders to share knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned in agroforestry.

  • To lead in the planning and execution CGA’s strategy at the county level by advocating for policies and incentives that support agroforestry adoption and implementation.

  • To coordinate communication between county stakeholders and the CGA head office.

  • To prepare and submit regular progress reports.

    Qualifications and skills

  • A degree in any one of the following areas: agroforestry, climate change, agronomy, natural resource management, environmental science, or a related field with demonstrated expertise in agroforestry principles and practices.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are essential, and motorcycle riding skills.

  • At least 5 years of progressive experience working with smallholder farmers will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Cereal Growers Association County Agronomist - Laikipia Jobs in Kenya

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