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Farm Workers job at Youth Platform Africa

About the Organization

To enhance the lives of children, youths, the impoverished, and their households, by providing quality education and training that will empower them to fully utilize available resources, ensuring security in survival, fostering improved living standards, and promoting good health through sustainable livelihood programs.

Job Description

YPA is deeply committed to transformative initiatives that significantly impact lives. We go beyond by establishing income-generating Agribusiness projects, facilitating free education opportunities, supplying clothing to those in need, addressing hunger through food assistance, providing shelter for the homeless, offering employment opportunities to the jobless, and undertaking numerous other initiatives geared towards enhancing the overall well-being of individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Crop Cultivation

  • Planting: Sow seeds or transplant seedlings by hand or using machinery.

  • Irrigation: Set up and operate irrigation equipment to water crops.

  • Weeding and Pruning: Remove weeds and prune crops to promote healthy growth.

  • Fertilizing: Apply fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to crops.

Harvesting and Post-Harvest Activities

  • Harvesting: Pick crops by hand or operate harvesting machinery.

  • Sorting and Packing: Sort, grade, and pack crops for shipment or storage.

  • Storage Management: Assist in storing harvested crops in appropriate conditions to prevent spoilage.

Livestock Care

  • Feeding and Watering: Provide feed and water to livestock.

  • Health Monitoring: Monitor the health of animals, looking for signs of illness or injury.

  • Cleaning: Clean and maintain animal housing areas to ensure sanitary conditions.

  • Breeding: Assist in breeding programs, including artificial insemination and record keeping.

Farm Maintenance

  • Equipment Maintenance: Clean, maintain, and repair farm equipment and machinery.

  • Infrastructure Upkeep: Perform general maintenance of farm buildings, fences, and other structures.

  • Landscaping: Maintain the farm’s landscape, including mowing and managing waste.

Operational Support

  • Record Keeping: Keep accurate records of crop yields, livestock health, and other farm activities.

  • Compliance: Ensure adherence to health and safety regulations, including safe handling of chemicals and machinery.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Formal Education: No formal education is typically required, though a high school diploma or equivalent can be beneficial.

  • Experience: Previous experience in farming or related work is often preferred but not always necessary. On-the-job training is usually provided.


  • Physical Stamina: Ability to perform physically demanding tasks, often for long hours in various weather conditions.

  • Mechanical Skills: Basic knowledge of how to operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment.

  • Observation Skills: Keen eye for detecting issues with crops or livestock health.

  • Time Management: Ability to manage time effectively to complete tasks efficiently.

Personal Attributes

  • Work Ethic: Strong work ethic and reliability to handle repetitive and labor-intensive tasks.

  • Attention to Detail: Careful attention to detail to ensure the quality and health of crops and livestock.

  • Team Player: Ability to work well with others in a team-oriented environment.

  • Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to changing tasks and environments.

Additional Considerations

  • Licenses and Certifications: Some positions may require a valid driver’s license or certification to operate specific machinery.

  • Safety Training: Understanding of safety practices related to farm work, including the safe use of pesticides and machinery.

  • Seasonal Availability: Willingness to work seasonally, often with increased hours during peak planting and harvesting periods.

  • Language Skills: Basic communication skills, and in some regions, the ability to understand and speak multiple languages can be an advantage.

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