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Bernard Wanyoro

Bernard Wanyoro

Agronomist/Agricultural field officer/Farm manager
Thika, Nairobi Area

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About Bernard Wanyoro:

I have a background degree course in Agriculture (BSc Horticulture) with several years’ experience as an agronomist. I have acquired vast knowledge and skills in my field of study, most likely agronomy skills in fruits, vegetables, cereals and industrial crops. As well as commercial production, dealing with farmers/Out growers groups, Suppliers, carrying out field research projects, knowledge on farm audits such GAP, reports writing and documentation. In addition, I’ve managerial skills, knowledge in dealing and interacting with organization staffs, casuals and farmers.

Granted the opportunity I believe I have what it takes to deliver more and excellently on assigned tasks and responsibilities. Am flexible, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn from others and believe that, I could easily fit into your team.

Experience

AUGUST 2019 TO DECEMBER 2022

Organization: GALANA KULALU FOOD SECURITY PROJECT (KILIFI)

POSITION:  ASSISTANT AGRONOMIST (Contract)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and managing field crop production e.g vegetables, Cereals and Industrial crops
  • Coordinating agronomy activities such as Land preparation, Planting, weeding, Application of fertilizers, insecticides and fungicides (Spraying), Pre post-harvest handling etc. 
  • Monitoring crop nutrition requirements, pests, diseases and determining potential effective control methods. To implement good agricultural practice (GAP).
  • Writing and compiling relevant reports such as daily project progress reports, Field research reports, Updating daily field activities reports etc. 
  • Carrying out project research, implementing trial/demo protocols in the field by ensuring proper field layout, demarcation and labeling
  • Collecting field data, data entry and analysis of data both qualitative and quantitative using excel, Genstat etc. and giving recommendations   

JAN 2018 TO MAY 2019

Organization: AMBANGO FRESH GREENS LIMITED

POSITION: TECHNICAL AGRONOMIST

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinating, mobilizing and contracting farmers/Out growers’ farmers groups and providing agronomic support on vegetables, Fruits, Cereals, herbs farming and Pre post-harvest handling.
  • Giving farmers technical advises (educational trainings) and follow-up in order to have profitable field productions.
  • Collecting and taking soil and water samples for analysis 
  • Training farmers on crop pests and diseases monitoring, application of fertilizers, application of pesticides and fungicides(crop protection)
  • Carrying out field demo/trials, data entry, Analysis and giving recommendations
  • Ensuring strictly adherence to chemicals application procedures such as mixing of chemicals, application methods, application rates etc. To implement GAP.   
  • Writing and compiling relevant reports such as daily field progressive reports, Field research reports, Updating daily field activities reports etc.                                      
  • In charge of Standards certifications e.g. Global GAP Farming certification etc. and training farmers on how to implement them.
  • Linking farmers to financial partners, providing accurate and timely planting projections to farmers, all depending with markets research and links(Production plans)
  • Conducting internal farms audits and preparing weekly, monthly and yearly reports as required

MAY-AUGUST 2016

Organization: AAA GROWERS COMPANY THIKA

POSITION: Student Attachment

                                    Duties, Responsibilities and Achievements 

  • Coordinating and supervising agronomy activities such as Land preparation, irrigation either by use of drips, furrows, overhead or pivot system, Planting, Fertilizer application, Weeding, Mulching, Crop protection/Spray, and Pre post-Harvest.
  • Identification of pests, diseases and determining potential effective control methods. Either physical, Biological or Chemical control method
  • Monitoring crop performance, nutrients requirements and supply all depending with the crop and soil analysis results

Education

2013-2017     MERU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

                         Pursued Bachelor of Science in horticulture (second class honors upper division)                         

2009-2012       NYAHURURU BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

                           Kenya certificate of secondary education (Attained mean grade B)

 1999-2008       MUIRIGO PRIMARY SCHOOL

                        Kenya certificate of primary education (Attained 350 marks out of 500)

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