GreenPath Food is currently seeking a professional, high-performance individual to serve as Farm Production Officer.
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 support 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 sustainable production of a diverse portfolio of organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs on the company's newly acquired 3 Hectares of farmland; to develop learning from tests on this land that can be leveraged with GreenPath's Partner Farmers.
Responsibilities & Activities
Competencies & Characteristics
The Farm Production Officer must commit to a minimum 36-month term, signing an initial 12- month contract.
The position reports to the Farm Production Manager.
This position is based full time in Butajira, Gurage Zone, SNNP.
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