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Farm Manager Mt Pleasant

Location:
Harare, Zimbabwe
Posted:
October 14, 2021

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AARON CHIPATISO

Box ***, Masvingo /

Cell: +263-***-***-***/+263-***-***-***/+263-***-***-***

email: ado06l@r.postjobfree.com

GENDER : Male

DATE OF BIRTH : 16 November 1977

PLACE OF BIRTH : Hurungwe

MARITAL STATUS : Married

RELIGION : Christianity

NATIONALITY : Zimbabwean

NATIONAL ID NUMBER : 05-062048A- 22

PASSPORT NUMBER : AN493023

LANGUAGES : ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE, SHONA

DRIVER’S LICENCE : CLEAN CLASS 4 No.64759

Highly creative, technically skilled and results oriented young man with strong interpersonal skills with definiteness of purpose in the field of agriculture.

Key strengths:

High computer proficiency-Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms ppt, SSPS and Statistical packages such as Genstat 5 and SPSS.

Skilled at identifying specific technical problems and pursuing solutions to further planning of set goals.

Practically exposed to working in different environments with people of different nationals and cultural backgrounds.

Team Player.

Good communication and writing skills.

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Highly motivated

Experience with community mobilisation

Strong analytical, coordination and planning skills.

Strong agro-market knowledge and experience

Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.

Practically exposed to different work environments.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

YEAR

INSTITUTION

QUALIFICATION

1995 - 1996

Chindunduma High School

GCE ‘ A ‘ LEVEL

1990 - 1994

St Augustine’s Mission

GCE ‘O ‘ LEVEL

YEAR

INSTITUTION

DEGREE/ DIPLOMA OBTAINED

2000-2004

Africa University

BSc. Agriculture and Natural Resources-

Crops and Agribusiness

1997-2000

Gwebi College of Agriculture-University of Zimbabwe

Diploma in Agriculture

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE- Gwebi Agricultural College

1. Windmill Prize for best student in Agricultural Engineering.

2. Shell Prize and Shield for best student in Field Practicals.

Date :

2018- Present

Employer :

National Tested Seeds

Position:

Southern Region Sales Agronomist

Job description

Promoting vegetable sales for the company\

Offer Agronomic advise to farmers

Hold Field Days

Meet required monthly target

Date :

2016-2018

Prime Seed-Co

Employer :

Sales Agronomist

Position:

Regional Sales Agronomist

Job description

Promoting vegetable sales for the company\

Offer Agronomic advise to farmers

Hold Field Days

Meet required monthly target

Date :

2010 to 2016

Employer :

SIKATO FARM

Position:

Farm Manager

Job description

Supervision of on farm labour

Overhead and drip irrigation of farm crops.

Maize,soyabeans,sugarbeans,wheat production and horticultural production.

Sugarcane production.

Market linkages for the farm products.

Production of budgets, cashflow and production plans

Ensuring high yields and quality of maize, wheat, soyabeans,rice and horticultural crops(tomatoes,butternuts,cabbages,butternuts)

Crop protection of field and horticultural plants

Livestock production,large scale pig farming,large scale poutry production rabbit farming and cattle ranging.

Ensuring a proper management of farm assets used all sections on the farm.

Date :

2009 to 2010

Employer :

LEAD TRUST-NGO Masvingo

Position:

FIELD OFFICER - HORTICULTURE/SMALLSTOCK SPECIALIST

Job description

CONSERVATION FARMING,INSTITUTIONAL GARDENS AND SMALLSTOCK TECHNICAL BACKSTOPPING

Agronomic training on arid crops, vegetable production and value chain addition.

Smallstock (Poultry and Rabbit production expansion)

Input and output company sourcing

Implementation of appropriate conservation farming (CF) technologies in Chiredzi and Mwenezi districts of Masvingo.

Establishment and Monitoring of 16 institutional and 180 community herbal and nutrition gardens in Masvingo Province

Creating marketing capacity for beneficiaries

Appropriate low input nutritional garden technology transfer to target groups i.e. orphans and vulnerable children, inpatients, gardeners and administrators and community.

Nutrition, HIV and AIDS education to OVCs and community.

Gender mainstreaming

Community mobilisation of indirect beneficiaries for a community outreach program

Data collection

Budgeting for project funding.

Date :

2004-2009

Employer :

Ministry Of Agriculture and Rural Development-

Masvingo Province

Position:

Agriculture Extension Specialist as–Senior Provincial Agronomist

Job description

Key activities done

Agriculture Extension Specialist

Identification of technology gaps in packaging, storage, processing, and value addition of high value crops.

Judging of good farmers for Seed-Co during the Seed-Co National Crop Farming Competitions.

Providing technical expertise, training and advice on cropping systems and practices in Grain crops, Oil seed crops; Fresh produce handling, Sugarcane and Tobacco to extension workers, extension officers and farmers on crop agronomy. .

Ensuring food security and implementing food security strategies for the Province

Running Seed and Liivestock fairs for the Masvingo Province.

Production of updated regular and timely technical papers and fact sheets on various crops including tobacco and sugarcane while ensuring current awareness service to field staff and farmers.

Identifying and pursuing solutions to specific technical problems highlighted by field staff and farmers in the seven districts of Masvingo.

Coordinate relevant information and technology exchange transfer and adoption through trials and demos.

Undertake regulatory work as required, compile, and submit sugarcane, tobacco,wheat reports at regular intervals to the governor.

Coordination of experiments and data anaylsis

Promotion of government run cropping programs

Participation in institutional related and support subject matter related projects/activities run by other organizations (NGOs)

Monitoring and evaluation of horticultural activities in the country

Project financial analysis

Coordinate sugarcane training programs for A2 sugarcane farmers in Chiredzi district

Household vulnerability and food security Issues in all districts.

Community nutritional garden establishment

Formation of Values Charter for commodity associations.

Community level conservation farming project implementation

Monitoring and evaluation of provincial projects

Project proposal and analysis

Conservation agriculture

Crop surveys (pre-harvest and post harvest)

Gap Analysis

Correspondence/Collaboration with other stakeholders such as Agribank, GMB, ZFC,SNV etc well as NGOs,WORLD VISION,CARE CIMMYT, ICRAF,, RUDO, WFP.UN,OCHA,ICRISAT FAO, COTTCO, CARGIL etc

Establishment of a ten hactares of Jatropha plantation: starter material for biodisel production.

Design appropriate training courses in crop production.

Date :

2002-2004

Employer :

AGRICULTURAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHOURITY

KATIYO ESTATES IN MANICALAND

Position:

SECTION Tea and Coffee Manager

Job description :

Supervision of tea and coffee labour

Production of production plans

Ensuring high yields of quality tea leaves and coffee berries are produced

Crop protection of tea and coffee plants

Ensuring a proper management of estate assets used in the tea and coffee section.

Date :

2000-2002

Employer :

AGRICULTURAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHOURITY

TRANSSAU ESTATES-MANICALAND

Position:

Section Tobacco Manager

1. Job description

Irrigation agronomy

Identification of agronomic problems faced by irrigators on the estate.

Flood and sprinkler irrigation management.

Tobacco, paprika and horticultural crops production.

Planning and coordinating daily farming activities at the estate.

Moulding teams of workers capable of operating as units with minimum conflict and friction.

Ensuring the preparation, production and submission of well researched, documented and presented farm budgets as well as annual plans.

Ensuring proper beef production records are maintained

Production of high milk yielding dairy cows for commercial purposes

Maintaining an up to date asset register and ensuring that all equipment and vehicles are maintained in proper working condition.

CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT

COURSES PARTICIPATED

1. Cotton Production Course-Cotton Training Centre- Kadoma

2. Bamboo Production and Utilisation-China Bamboo Research Centre- Hangzhou, China

3. Agroforestry and Nutrition Gardens Cousre- Inn On Great Zimbabwe-Masvingo

4. Healthy Harvest Course-Flamboyant Hotel, Masvingo.

5. ZIMVAC Training- Harare

ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATED

1Judging of Seed-Co National Crop Farming Competitions Masvingo Province

2.Seed-Co Field days preparations in collaboration with Seed-Co Marketing Officer Masvingo

3. Drought Tolerant Crops Mitigation Programme- Chivi and Chiredzi

4. Post Planting Survey-FAO, Flamboyant Hotel, Masvingo

5. Interim Food Assessments-ZIMVAC- Masvingo Province

6. Food And Monitoring Systems-FAO Masvingo Province

7. ZIMVAC-2009 Food Security and Livelihoods Urban Assessment Masvingo Province

8. ZIMVAC 2009 Livelihoods Rezoning Exercise Masvingo Province

9. Enumeration of food security programs. Masvingo Province

10. Part of CARE-Zimbabwe delegation for a Key- hole nutrition garden tour Lesotho

11.Part of CARE-Zimbabwe delegation to Kazungula small grain field day. Zambia

CROPS DEALT WITH AT GREATER DEPTH.

Tobacco, Cotton, Maize, Soyabean,Wheat,RiceSeed Maize, Small Grains, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Vegetables, Carrots, Medicinal Herbs, Tea, Coffee,Tomatoes, Butternuts, Flowers (Orion, Chrysanthemums), Apples, Apricots, Tobacco, Paprika

HOBBIES/SKILLS

Traveling, Researching, Reading, Basketball, Watching soccer, Computer programming

References:

Ms. T. Mukabeta

Area Manager

LEAD Trust

16 Hofmeyer Street, Masvingo

Cell: +263-********* / 712744057

Tel: +263-*********

Melody. Kwanayi Makumbe-

Field Manager

Fintrac

Box MT 774 . Mt Pleasant

Tel : +263-********* (P) /774740213 (B)

Mr. R. Tirivavi

Agronomist (Bulawayo)

Icrisat-Zimbabwe

Cell: 077*******

Tel(+263)263172

Tel: +263-*********

Other references furnished upon request

PERSONAL PARTICULARS

PROFILE

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



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