Agriculture: 728 jobs created for Assistant Extension Officers

2011-10-07 00:00

THE Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development in KwaZulu-Natal has created approximately 728 jobs this year as part of the drive to recruit unemployed youth with qualifications in agriculture.

The targeted youth have qualifications such as diplomas and degrees in agriculture and environmental services. They are employed as assistant agricultural extension officers.

To date 559 assistant agricultural extension officers have been eeployed across all districts and tomorrow another 169 recruits will be welcomed to the department by the MEC, Lydia Johnson.

The recruits are undergoing a week-long induction programme at the department before they are sent to their work stations throughout the province.

They will specialise in crop science, soil science, agronomy, agricultural economics, environmental sciences and animal production.

— Witness Reporter.

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