Agriculture

Agricultural professionals are responsible for the cultivation of land in order to grow crops and rear animals. Development of agriculture in Zambia is seen as a key way of ensuring sustained economic growth in Zambia. A recent OECD publication stressed the importance of the agriculture sector in Zambia.

Jobs

  • Farm manager
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Soil scientist

What skills do you need to work in agriculture?

  • Knowledge of farming and farming methods
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Negotiation and selling skills
  • Numerical and physical dexterity
  • Good problem solving skills

Where do agricultural professionals work?

Agriculture and horticulture professionals will often specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Dairy (milk and cheese)
  • Grains (wheat, corn, oats etc.)
  • Meat (beef, pork, lamb, poultry)
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit

Typical work activities

  • Raising animals and tending crops
  • Monitoring animal and crop conditions
  • Purchasing, maintaining and managing equipment and supplies
  • Financial planning and resource allocation
  • Managing employees

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