6-Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers grow and harvest field or tree and shrub crops, gather wild fruits and plants, breed, tend or hunt animals, produce a variety of animal husbandry products, cultivate, conserve and exploit forests, breed or catch fish and cultivate or gather other forms of aquatic life in order to provide food, shelter and income for themselves and their households. Most occupations in this major group require skills at the second ISCO skill level.

Main Tasks include -

  • preparing the soil
  • sowing, planting, spraying, fertilising and harvesting field crops
  • growing fruit and other tree and shrub crops
  • growing garden vegetables and horticultural products
  • gathering wild fruits and plants
  • breeding, raising, tending or hunting animals mainly to obtain meat, milk, hair, fur, skin, sericultural, apiarian or other products
  • cultivating, conserving and exploiting forests
  • breeding or catching fish
  • cultivating or gathering other forms of aquatic life
  • storing and carrying out some basic processing of their produce
  • selling their products to purchasers, marketing organisations or at markets. Supervision of other workers may be included.

Occupations in this major group are classified into the following sub-major groups:

61 Market-oriented skilled agricultural workers
62 Market-oriented skilled forestry, fishery and hunting workers
63 Subsistence farmers, fishers, hunters and gatherers