Farmer Engagement Lead



San Juan, Puerto Rico
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2023

Company Description

Our grand vision is a Philippines where smallholder farmers lead better lives by changing how people buy their food through e-commerce. We are looking for people who are passionate about making an impact in the lives of our smallholder farmers through innovative agri-tech solutions.

Job Description

Position Description

As the Farmer Engagement Lead, you will be responsible for deeply understanding our farmers’ needs and work with various stakeholders to ensure our farmers can work successfully with Mayani. You will be the primary contact of our farmers and ensure they are set up to succeed as Mayani's partners. You will support the Chief Farmer and work together to foster good relationships with government agencies and communities that provide an ecosystem of support to our farmers.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

    • Coordinate with LGU and other Government Agencies related to Farm Business
    • Set meetings, Courtesy call with Mayor (SB), Municipal Agricultural Officer, Local Agrarian Reform Officer, or DTI Officer for possible partnership with MAYANI.
    • Compile a database of Farmers, Farmers’ Association or Farmers’ cooperatives within the localities.
    • Meet the Farmers’ Associations / cooperatives recommended by the DA.
    • Visit the farms
    • Check the Farm Management Practices, either Traditional Chemical or Natural / Organic Farming Practices.
    • Label – separate / identified the Chemical and Natural Farming practices.
    • Get the inventory of fruits and vegetables.
    • On-board the farm products, Farmers, Farmers’ Association or Cooperatives
    • Supervise / Manage the Demo Farm
    • Identify the crops / live stocks for research.
    • Identify the needs of the Farming communities on Natural and Organic Fertilizers.
    • Identify the cost and return analysis.
    • Prepare, request for the budget.
    • Implement the projects.
    • Promote the Farmer Field School (FFS) System to the existing Farmers’ Cooperative/Association/LGU
    • Explain the FFS System in the identified community
    • Formulate Article of Incorporation and By-Laws for SEC.
    • Assist the organization to put up FFS


Must-have Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience in farming, agriculture, and other related industries
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective stakeholder management skills
  • Proficient in project management applied to farming practices and methods
  • Proficient in managing information databases

Nice-to-have Qualifications

  • Experience in or passion for building communities
  • Experience in or proficient in working with government agencies and cooperatives
  • Experience in research and development in agriculture specializing in organic farming

Additional Information

Working Conditions

  • Status: Employee
  • Employment terms: Full-time, 40 hours per week, 5 days a week
  • Schedule: 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Perks and Benefits:

  • Competitive total rewards
  • Being part of a high-caliber and supportive team