GreenPath Food is currently seeking a professional, high-performance individual to serve as Farm Production Manager.
This individual will have the unique opportunity to help shape the future of a young, environmentally, and socially-conscious agriculture business in Ethiopia, one of Africa’s most promising economies. Ideal candidates have a passion for East Africa, a dedication to environmental sustainability, and the ability to successfully lead the company’s horticulture production efforts as the company scales over the next 5 years to produce more than 500 tons of produce annually with several hundred partner farmers.
GreenPath Food is a socially-oriented agribusiness that produces organic produce in an environmentally-sustainable, organic manner in conjunction with a network of smallholder farmers.
The company currently operates from its Butajira Production Area with a team of 15 staff and 58 Partner Farmers. GreenPath maintains a facility (the Farmer Service Center) with a cold store, nursery, and packhouse in Butajira, SNNPR. In the past 12 months, the company has (a) undergone successful organic certification, (b) begun exporting produce to Dubai, UAE, and (c) diversified its crop portfolio from 10 crops to 25.
As a young, but growing company, GreenPath will expand to new production areas in the months and years to come with a vision to become East Africa’s largest organic fruit and vegetable company.
The Senior Staff at the organization are a group of highly talented professionals with experience in Ethiopian export horticulture, and agricultural development sectors, as well as direct experience in the Ethiopian start-up context. Each member of the team has a passion for improving the lives of smallholder farmers and increasing access to organically and sustainably grown, high-nutritious foods, and is committed to seeing GreenPath Food realize its core objectives.
Mission of Role
To maximize production of a diverse portfolio of organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs, balancing short-term gains vs. sustainability and ensuring strong relationships between the company and GWF’s Partner Farmers.Responsibilities and Activities
Organic Land Certification
Farmer & Staff Satisfaction
The Farm Production Manager will be also responsible for any additional tasks assigned by her/his supervisor.
The position reports to the Managing Director.
This position is based full time in Butajira, Gurage Zone, SNNP. The position will require occasional travel to Addis Ababa.