Agricultural officers Jobs at Agricultural Seed Agency. ASA was established under the Executive Agencies Act [Cap.245 R.E. 2002]. The Agency was launched in June 2006 as a semi-autonomous body under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives. The Agency took over the responsibilities that were performed by the Seed Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives. The aim of establishing ASA is to ensure high quality agricultural seeds are available to farmers at affordable price.
The key functions of the Agency include, expanding seed production and distribution networks so as to facilitate seed accessibility by farmers, promotion of increased private sector participation in the seed industry development through establishment of public-private partnerships or joint ventures in seed production and distribution, promotion of increased demand of certified seed by farmers and strengthening research capacities for breeding and producing varieties that address farmers’ specific demands.
13 Agricultural officers Jobs at Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA)
POST: AGRICULTURAL OFFICER II – 13 POST
EMPLOYER: The Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA)
APPLICATION TIMELINE: 2022-07-23 2022-08-05
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
a. Seed Production
i. To assist in plans production and multiplication of Basic and Certified seeds
ii. To apply proper agronomic practice in seeds production.
iii. To manage seed farms at the highest standard required by regulations.
iv. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by Supervisor.
b. Seed Quality
i. To perform field inspection before planting and advice on Isolation and other minimum standards required by regulation.
ii. To perform inspection of field during growing season to maintain genetic purity.
iii. To perform internal seed sampling and seed testing and advice accordingly.
iv. To analyze genetic quality and physical quality of seed produced by ASA.
v. To assist in seed storage and processing activities
vi. To conduct purity, germination, vigor, tetrazolium, herbicide bioassay and other tests according to current TOSCI, OECD or ISTA regulations.
vii. To assist in the preparation of ASA quality plans;
viii. To assist in the implementation quality procedures;
ix. To check if ASA services respond to customers’ expectations
x. To calibrate and maintain lab equipment.
xi. To assist proper plan for amount of pre-basic seed to be ordered from TARI, produce Basic and Certified seeds.
xii. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by Supervisor.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Holder of Bachelor Degree in one of the following fields; Agriculture General, Seed Technology, Agriculture Education and Extension, Agronomy, Horticulture, Crop Science, Crop Science and Technology or equivalent qualifications from Institution/University recognized by the Government.
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