Principles

SfA is becoming the globally accepted common language for the skills and competencies for the agricutural world. Within its scope will be many of the occupations in the agricultural sector:

  • Smallholder farmer
  • Extension worker
  • Agronomist
  • Agricutural input supplier
  • Farm equipment supplier

SfA and skills management

SfA provides a common language throughout the skills management cycle. This improves communication and understanding for all involved e.g. line management, HR and employees. By using SfA, organisations can achieve a consistent and integrated skills and people management approach.

How SfA works

At the core of SfA is a comprehensive set of descriptions of professional skills and generic attributes. This section describes how it all fits together to form a simple, yet powerful, and proven approach.

The context for SfA

SfA is industry-led and at its core is the need for experience. SfA’s model for professional capability is holistic and includes experience, professional skills, knowledge, behaviours, qualifications and certifications.