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About The Unit

There are more than 500 million smallholder farms globally. 2.5 billion people depend on Smallholder Communities for their food and livelihoods. Smallholder regions are characterized by low living standards, high rates of illiteracy and low agricultural productivity. Yara's mission is "Responsibly Feed the World and Protect the Planet". Key to achieving this is enabling thriving Smallholder Communities.

In 2017, Yara created the business unit, Digital Farming. At Yara Digital Farming, we are building solutions for farming communities, constructing hardware and sensors, crunching satellite data, applying artificial intelligence, and turning research results into services, products and solutions, all aimed at achieving this mission.

Our team is made up of designers, software engineers, hardware developers, data scientists, services and solution managers and product owners. Digital Farming is a strategic priority within Yara. Each year we significantly grow our global Digital Farming team and country coverage. With hubs in Europe, Latin America, Asia and North America, Yara Digital Farming is shaping the future of farming by building new digital solutions solving critical problems within agriculture.

Responsibilities
Be very organized and responsive
Receive pictures from farmers using an online platform to identify pests, diseases and deficiencies on the pictures (with the help of Yara decision making workflow, tools and documentation)
Tag the pictures and classify them per type of issue
Interact with the farmers via a chat, to ask additional information
Interact with the farmers via a chat, to provide advice & support to help the farmer resolve their issue
Interact with Yara Potato and Rice specialists when required

Profile
3rd or final year agricultural science students or agriculture science students who have recently completed their studies with speciality in plant protection (pests/disease/nutrition ID)
Must have a good internet connection and access to a laptop
Preference given to students with a strong understanding of Rice and/or Potato production in the northern states of India (Haryana / Uttar Pradesh)
Good knowledge on major pest, diseases, nutrient deficiencies for rice and/or potato crop
Have a strong interest to help the smallholder farming community
Candidates should be able to communicate in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Haryanvi to engage with internal stakeholders and the smallholder faming community

Additional Information

We encourage all qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances.

Why us?
Evolving tech development division of an established agricultural products and services company.
Explore and develop digital, software, hardware products, which provide value to farmers, smallholder communities and the value chain.
Be part of our mission to build sustainable solutions that benefit humanity and the environment.
Full-time, permanent and freelance contract options available with competitive remuneration + benefits.
Support for personal development, training and continuous learning.
Commitment to using new technologies and frameworks, meetups, and knowledge sharing.

Work LocationSingapore
Salary RangeUSD 1000 — USD 1500 monthly
Stock OptionsNo
Work RemotelyYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Vacancies Available1 available

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