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Agronomists are plant and soil scientists who work towards improving the process of growing farm crops, whether for food, fuel, feed or fibre. They investigate ways of using land more effectively, paying attention to the interaction between plants, soils and the environment.

As an agronomist, your tasks could include:

  • Consulting with farmers and conducting research;
  • Developing more efficient methods for growing,
  • Fostering methods for managing soils in an environmentally-friendly way;
  • Tackling farming problems, such as soil erosion and crop pest infestations.

Your work would help to address the problem of world food insecurity and reduce disease outbreak among crops.