Accelerating Farm Incomes AFI
Field Monitoring Officer
Auditing, Taxation, Financial accounting/Operations, Payroll officer
Mahbubnagar Telangana
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 10 2021

Description

About the Organization

Accelerating Farm Incomes (AFI) is a development project funded by the Walmart Foundation to strengthen agricultural production systems in peri-urban and rural locations of Telangana State, India. The project which began in October 2019,  will contribute substantially to technology diffusion, capacity building, micro-enterprise development, and farmer-market linkages. The project is expected to achieve an immediate impact on improved yields and markets access, enhance resource use efficiency, and therefore increase farm incomes in a semi-arid agriculture system.

Job Description

The FMO will be the frontline extension personnel in the district to promote good agricultural practices among the farmers through personal contact. The FMOs will assist the Agronomist, Business Development Specialist and Data Management Specialist in their respective activities such as conducting training programs, motivational meetings, establishing demonstration plots, organizing crop cut and field days, developing markets for the farmers through identification of traders, dealers, and supermarket outlets, collect field-level data, and other activities as required in the project.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collect qualitative and timely and accurate data at the field level through different surveys and also capture data related to all other events.

  • Conduct motivational meetings and report on their outcomes.

  • Identify progressive farmers including women from among farmer groups (such as FPOs, Cooperatives, women groups, etc) for promoting good agriculture practices (GAPs) and disseminating new technologies.

  • Assist in training farmers on GAPs (including post-harvest management) and collect data and report on the adoption of the training.

  • Establish demonstration plots, conduct crop cuts, and organize field days.

  • Develop markets for the farmers through the identification of traders, dealers, and supermarket outlets to link farmers.

  • Monitor and report on the outcomes of the market linkages, including volumes of products sold through those markets.

  • Assist in the development of the training program and materials as well as training of retailers and dealers.

  • Organize agriculture marketing seminars and link farmers with traders.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors of Science in Agriculture or related fields.

  • At least 3 years of field experience in agricultural extension services, community mobilization, and farmer training.

  • Have adequate knowledge of improving agriculture productivity through GAPs and improved technology and linking farmers with end consumers/agri-dealers/supermarkets.

  • Proficient in the local language (Telugu) is essential.

  • Good computer skills i.e. MS Office, MS excel.

How to apply



Interested candidates are required to send their resume and cover letter on or before 10 December 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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