- Nairobi, Kenya
- May 1, 2023
As a skilled and successful involvement in horticulture, sisal production, flowers (greenhouse and open field), limoniums, vegetables and french beans. Agronomist, horticulturist and extension skilled. I possess the knowledge and experience that would allow me to make an immediate and positive impact on your organization.
I have extensive growing, teaching, research and development, integrated pest management and project management experience. In addition, I have excellent organizational and team management skills.
Constant increase in the number of approved certified seeds fibre, vegetables and flower produced, graded and exported while working within the set chemical, fertigation, packaging, administration and labour budgets is one thing I take pride in.
I am focused, insightful, flexible, highly-disciplined problem solver and results oriented producer.
I believe I am well qualified to suit your criteria and handle responsibilities adeptly. I have the potential to apply my expertise to the fullest and ensure success for your organization. My problem solving and risk management abilities will prove valuable in ensuring uninterrupted work flow at the unit and realization of production targets.
Some of the qualities and credentials I have to offer are:
Bachelor of Science Degree, Horticulture from Egerton University.
Production management and team-leadership history.
Pest and disease control management.
Post-harvest quality control and management.
Irrigation and fertigation management.
Nursery, breeding and propagation management.
Health and safety management.
Trade association’s audits management.
Team-focused real deal leader and motivator.
Demonstrating excellent analytical, research, and communication abilities.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook,
Production to deliver on budget quantity and quality of sisal fiber.
Production of contract certified seeds and horticultural produce (baby corns, chilies, cucurbits).
Soil health including fertilizer application.
Pests and diseases management.
Post-harvest processing baling, storage and packaging in preparation for sales.
Labour management and work allocations.
Ensure all staff and visitors adhere to all health and safety SOPs of the company.
Responsible for stock inventory management.
Prepare and maintaining proper farm records and accounts.
Ensuring compliance with all other relevant audit standards.
Hiring and training of the workers.
Production prediction and budgeting.
PPE management and replacement.
Updating the records daily and presenting it to the production manager.
Ensure compliance with all other relevant audit standards.
Developed and produced above annual summer flowers budget and labour budgets.
Cost effective production within the chemicals, irrigation, administrative and labour budgets.
Successfully overseeing structural and social projects under my management.
Timely planning for the purchase and delivery of equipment, services, and supplies.
Production of Ammi, Gypsophila, Limonium, Mint, Bronze fennel, Legumes, Brassicas.
Effective prior planning the day-to-day activities on crop husbandry and operations in summer production.
Overseeing Farm Maintenance, plant protection and irrigation/Fertigation to the optimal efficiency as per plan.
Liaising with the Post-harvest and sales teams in meeting orders this leading to customer satisfaction.
Crop predictions and cost predictions.
I have successfully managed labour (assigning tasks, work efficiencies, employee discipline, performance appraisals, trainings, time management, leaves and OT control).
Health and safety aspects improvement of all Summer Flowers Production activities.
Successful waste management and pollution control.
Transparent and clear receiving and controlling stock.
Effective handling of revenues, sales, inputs, expenses data.
Conducted trials on variety, chemical and fertilizer
Production of French beans in Mt. Kenya Region.
Identification of new trial plots as required.
Support trial farmers by regularly communicating in the lead up to and throughout the life of the crop.
Liaising with regional agronomists and unit head on trial progress.
Managing day to day harvest activities of the trial crops.
Monitor crop for weeds, pests, diseases, and growth regularly to ensure timeliness of any recommended controls or applications.
Implement planting and harvest schedule.
Conducting Trials on chemicals, fertilizers, and seed varieties on French beans.
Coordinating bean intake into the factory.
Submitting weekly trial update and monthly summary of the completed trials to the technical manager.
Production of Gypsophila, Hypericum, Ammi visnaga, Solidago, Pinacalada (limoniums).
Prepared and implemented fertigation programmes and irrigation.
Pests and disease control.
Post-harvest and grading.
Repair and maintenance.
Managing a production unit.
Propagation of roses.
Production of roses.
Irrigation and fertigation.
Post-harvest and grading.
Export documentation and statistics.
Repair and maintenance.
Human resource and administration.
Accounts and store keeping.
Procurement and inventory control.