Agricultural Officer, Montserrat

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Responsibilities will include
• Provide technical advice to farmers covering agronomy, livestock husbandry, business planning etc.
• Submit reports on a regular and punctual basis to reflect the activities of the division.
• Monitor activities of farmers and backyard gardeners, keeping updated with trends within the farming sector.
• Collect information patterns of agricultural production.
• Liaise with database officer on storage, dissemination and utilization of information.
• Disseminate information relating to choice of crops and markets to farmers and to promote good agricultural practices.
• Design and implement farm demonstrations.
• Research and identify appropriate technology and facilitate their transfer to end users.
• Assess the training needs of farmer’s, designing and co-ordinating and delivery of programmes, with appropriate involvement
• Facilitate land distribution to farmers, and act as intermediary between land owners and farmers
• Identify, develop and implement projects utilizing first hand knowledge of farmers, (constraints and opportunities) in conjunction with Agricultural Development Officers.
• Maintain ownership of projects initiated and contribute as appropriate, e.g. Greenhouses.

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