Agriculture

What do Agriculture professionals do?

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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