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Agriculture

Agricultural advisor

Description

Agricultural consultants are specialist advisers who provide technical, commercial and financial advice and information to farming, agricultural and public sector staff.

Mandatory subjects

Mathematics
Phyical Science
Life Sciences

Agricultural extension officer

Description

An agricultural extension officer directly works with farmers and companies related to agriculture. Their primary role is to aid these groups to make better decisions to increase agricultural production. The extension officer is constantly armed with the latest techniques and information related to agriculture and they relay this information to farmers and agricultural business.

Mandatory subjects

Agricultural Journalist

Description

Agricultural Journalists report and write feature stories that are relevant to agriculture. They plan and produce web and print articles that report current trends in agriculture, and research and verify the data and sources in the story.

Mandatory subjects

Agricultural metal worker

Description

Metal fabrication is an integral part of the agricultural and farming industry. The agricultural sector relies on metal fabrication workshops to keep farm equipment fully equipped and running smoothly.

Mandatory subjects

Agricultural technical advisor

Description

Conduct educational programmes that provide farmers or farm cooperative members with information that can help them improve agricultural productivity. Present/organize farmers days conduct information sessions. Constant farm visits for impact assessment. Source inputs from specialists as required.

Mandatory subjects

Apiculturist

Description

Also known as apiarists, beekeepers raise and care for honeybees for agricultural and commercial purposes, such as crop pollination and honey production. They construct and clean hives, induct wild swarms, splitting colonies, collect honey, and ensure the overall health of the hive.

Mandatory subjects

None

Agricultural economist

Description

The agricultural economist analyses aspects of financing, the allocation of inputs and resources, all in an attempt to maximise profits. Certain agricultural economists are involved in the marketing of food and fibre and the trading that is involved through different channels until it reaches the end user.

Mandatory subjects

Mathematics
Phyical Science
Life Sciences

Agricultural inspector

Description

An agricultural inspector makes sure that every agricultural product sold to be consumed is according to the standards set by the government. Aside from inspecting agricultural output by farmers and businesses, they also evaluate the process of making or growing these agricultural products.

Mandatory subjects

Mathematics
Physical Sciences

Agricultural Manager

Description

Agricultural Managers oversee all aspects of running farms and other facilities that produce crops. Some of their duties include planning, supervising, and sometimes participating in the planting, fertilization, and harvesting process.

Mandatory subjects

English
Mathematics or
Mathematical Literacyor
Technical Maths
Physical Sciences or
Life Sciences or
Agricultural Sciences or
Technical Science

Agricultural researcher

Description

Conduct research and experiments to improve the productivity and sustainability of field crops and farm animals. Create new food products and develop new and better ways to process, package, and deliver them.

Mandatory subjects

Mathematics Core
Physical Science

Agronomist

Description

Agronomists study soil, plants, seeds, and products to better understand crop needs and develop more effective and efficient farming practices. They conduct research, take and test samples, and solve complex agricultural problems.

Mandatory subjects

English
Afrikaans
Mathematics Core
Physical Sciences

Crop production manager

Description

Crop Production Managers work in a variety of settings within agriculture including animal production, seed and chemical production, and the food sector.  They are responsible for overseeing day to day activities as they relate to the successful production of the product the company produces. 

Mandatory subjects

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