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Extension Agent

Location:
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Posted:
April 17, 2022

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CURRICULUM VITAE

ERNEST BOAKYE OBENG

Phone: +233(054)4440910 • E-mail: adqszp@r.postjobfree.com

PERSONAL SUMMARY

I am a motivated and purpose-driven individual with educational and hands-on experience in teaching and agriculture. Organized and adaptive multi-tasker with excellent written and oral communication skills.

SKILLS

• Documentation skills Microsoft Office Suite

• Meticulous attention to detail Data Entry

• Good interpersonal Relationships Dedicated team player

• Compliance with safety measures to enhance a healthy atmosphere WORK EXPERIENCE

December 2019 -Date Assistant Technical Officer/ Community Extension Agent, Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED), Ghana Cocoa Board Key Responsibilities

• Offer support and directly supervise farmer groups and train local cocoa facilitators, train cocoa farmers in the communities in Good Agricultural, Social and Environmental Practices using the approved curriculum by Ghana Cocoa Board

• Train cocoa farmers on Occupational Health and Safety in Cocoa Production

• Facilitate the formation of farmer groups and cooperatives, educate cocoa farmers to venture into additional livelihood to augment their incomes as well as deepening the understanding of sensitization on cutting out of old and diseased cocoa farms and replanting with free hybrid cocoa seedlings which are early bearing, high yielding, and disease-tolerant from CHED

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• Train farmer groups on Farmer Business School, prepare a monthly work plan for all extension activities

• Supervise the activities of farmhands and spraying gangs and work in tandem with other stakeholders to enrich the delivery support services to the cocoa farmers

• Field data processing and maintenance of GPS (Global Positioning System) equipment used in data capturing.

• Provide assistance to farmers who are establishing new cocoa farms. June 2019-December 2019 Extension Agent, Agriplus Horizon Farms, Ghana Key Responsibilities

• Sensitizing farmers on the use of Transform Akate Insecticide, a trademark of the Dow Chemical Company (Dow AgroSciences) and Corteva Agriscience

• Educating farmers on the benefits of the chemical and why it is unique and distinct from other insecticides

• Assessing and evaluating the impact of the chemical on the farms during and after its application

September 2018- August 2019 National Service Personnel, Seed Production Division, Ghana Cocoa Board

Key Responsibilities

• Compilation of data in preparation of monthly progress report

• Carrying out hand pollination

• Nursery operations

• Budding and grafting of cocoa clones

• Counting and distribution of cocoa pods to farmers September- December 2017 Integrated Science Teacher, Apostolic M/A Junior High School, Mampong- Ashanti, Ghana

Key Responsibilities

• Preparation of students’ lesson notes

• Preparing students for standardized tests

• Assessing and evaluating students’ abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

• Developing and enforcing classroom rules

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• Participate in the decision making that helps to deal with the problems that affect students’ learning

June -August 2016 Intern, Topman Farms Limited, Kumasi-Ghana Key Responsibilities

• Raising of day-old chicks (DOCs)

• Artificial Insemination

• Collection of eggs and records keeping

• Hatchery management

• The processing room; slaughtering and dressing of the carcass EDUCATION

2018 BSc. Agricultural Science Education

University of Education, Winneba, Ghana (Minor concentration in Soil and Crop Sciences) Dissertation Title: Growth and Yield response of two groundnuts (Arachis hypogea L.) cultivars planted in a single or twin-row pattern. 2013 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Agricultural Science

Kumasi High School, Kumasi-Ghana

PARTICIPATION AND TRAINING

January 2017 University of Ghana, Legon

Certificate in Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation Champions for Change Leadership Short Course by USAID Ghana, Feed the Future Foundation, and Africa Lead. Training Purpose: To Inspire, Energize and Mobilize Innovative Leaders, Champions, and Thinkers in African Countries, who are committed to creating new approaches to achieving food security.

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