Tropical General Investments-TGI Group is an international investment and holding company with over three decades of experience in building sustainable businesses in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), agriculture, agro-allied, healthcare, chemicals, real estate and oil and gas in 12 countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Benin, Morocco, UAE, India, South Africa, China etc. with an over 9,000 multicultural workforce.
Job Title: Agronomist
Monitor field activity daily through surveying, sampling and recording all pest populations, weather patterns, horticultural and fruit characteristics and growth habits of all the varieties.
Responsible for consulting and advising on seed, fertilizer, and chemical recommendations and application schedules; scouting and providing general agronomic consultation.
Develop a greenhouse for seedling production and advise on best practice design and production methods in the pre-planting phase.
Develop a technical and operational farm scale-up plan consisting of plot identification, land and road works, greenhouse infrastructure and all other necessary components to take farm from trial size to 5000+ hectare in 2 years.
Develop an agronomical plan establishing policy, procedures and open-field crop row best practices necessary to achieve consistent yields of 100 metric tonnes per hectare of tomato paste varieties.
Commission a farm assessment of hydrological, topographical, soil-physical or other surveys as necessary so all data needed for the development of a technical and operational scale-up plan will be available.
Maintain reports that represent progress on yield, quality, timing and other related data to ensure pre-planting objectives are met.
Provide communication and recommendations to the company and its representatives on overall crop progression throughout the season.
Develop a machinery and equipment and procurement plan.
Assist in the elaboration of the Bill of Quantities and cost estimation of the scale-up plan.
Develop a technical and operational irrigation scale-up plan consisting of infrastructure identification, earth works required, well and reservoir capacity and all other necessary components to practice drip-irrigation techniques on 5000+ Hectares within 2 years.
In conjunction with the farm assessment commission hydrological, topographical, soil-physical or other surveys to be performed so all data needed for the development of a technical and operational scale-up plan will be available.
Assess the calculated irrigation water requirements of the current farm and the requirements of the scale-up plan and its relation to cropping pattern, cropping calendar and potential command area.
Develop the detailed technical and operational scale-up plan of the proposed works to be undertaken, taking into consideration the stability of the subsoil and stability of the structures to with stand flash floods, erosion and seepage.
BA, BSc, HND, MBA, MSc, MA
Method of Application
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