Agriculture Extension Officer

  • Bukwo, Uganda
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients. Our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and local champions such as Aguila, Bud Light, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Skol, and Victoria. Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium. To the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US. To the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 200,000 employees based in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Job Description

  • Assist in the supervision of barley and sorghum farming and logistics planning to ensure consistent supply of high quality raw materials to meet annual brewing requirements.
  • Transfer technical information, research findings and modern agriculture practices to the farmers in order to improve productivity and profitability of the farming enterprise
  • Promote sustainability actions to help ABInBev achieve it’s 2025 goals

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure timely mobilization, recruitment and registration of farmers for barley and sorghum growing
  • Ensure Sorghum and barley farmers are legally contracted and sign contract forms
  • Develop and register farmer associations at sub-county and district levels
  • Ensure that timely land preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting is carried out as per recommended practice
  • Ensure soil, moisture conservation and crop rotation practices are observed and carried out by farmers
  • Ensure that only pure seed supplied by NBL is planted by farmers and at the correct seed rate and NOT any other
  • Organize farmer seminars, workshops and demonstration plots  to coach farmers
  • Identify the acreage and corresponding quantities of inputs that will suffice your area of operation
  • Advise farmers on proper spraying of chemicals as per operational calendar and recommendations
  • Ensure that herbicide, fungicide and insecticides are applied at the correct time, correct rate
  • Using the right calibrated equipment
  • Monitor the crop throughout the entire growth period
  • In case of any abnormality e.g. disease occurrence, insect infestation then advise farmers on proper and timely corrective measures to be done
  • Promote adaption of Machinery i.e. threshers and planters, use among barley/sorghum farmers
  • Dissemination of new farming technologies to farmers
  • Assist in the recovery of the costs of inputs advanced to farmers
  • Coach farmers to manage farming as a business
  • Coach farmers on budgeting and production cost calculation to estimate financial requirements
  • Keep a database tracking seed distribution, seed uptake, actual planted acreage and actual crop yield
  • Ensure proper documentation is carried out in dispatching grain from farms to the processing plant
  • Ensure timely information sharing as per the company requirement
  • Sensitize the farmers on Responsible Sourcing Protocol and report transgressions
  • Timely monthly reporting of Sustainability goal activities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Minimum of 2 years’ work experience in a related field
  • Fluent in English and one major local language
  • Conversant with Agro-chemical, farms machinery and equipment
  • Conversant with cereal farming
  • Good in extension services
  • High energy, integrity and attention to detail with a balanced personality self-discipline and drive, conceptualizing and innovative thinking, goal orientation and a strong output bias
  • Proactive mindset, self-driven, self-starter and with initiative; ability to communicate(verbal and written)
  • Go getter attitude
  • Computer literacy essential
  • Ability to ride motorcycle with valid driver’s license

Key Attributes:

  • Supervisory Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Decision Making and Advisory Skills
  • Training and Coaching Skills
  • Cooperative behavior with other people
  • Team player

Additional Information

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made inline with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements.

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing.

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