We need experienced agribusiness people to help local farmers increase their agricultural productivity, quality of produce and profit margin. You could be working in countries like Malawi, Nigeria and The Gambia.
Roles are generally longer term, ranging from one to two years, but we also have occasional short term assignments for up to six months.
You’ll be qualified to degree or diploma level, with at least three years of experience (five for short-term roles) of agricultural economics, agricultural business development or farm management. You’ll have excellent business expertise, as well as report-writing and training skills. Micro-finance and supply chain experience is desirable.
For short-term roles, experience of developing food security strategies, livelihood assessments and working with rural and agricultural communities is essential.
What you’ll be doing
Many agriculture business adviser roles involve working with small community organisations, local NGOs or local government ministries.
You could be helping farmers to form cooperatives or develop strategies for lowering production costs and adding value to their produce. By providing advice to improve their marketing techniques and find alternative markets, you’ll help them increase profits and ensure a more sustainable living.