2132-Farming, Forestry and Fishery Advisers

Job Title: 

Farming, Forestry and Fishery Advisers

Job Description: 

Farming, forestry and fishery advisers study and provide assistance and advice on farms, forestry and fisheries management, including cultivation, fertilisation, harvesting, soil erosion and composition, disease prevention, nutrition, crop rotation and marketing. They develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for land and fisheries management.


Tasks include:

  • collecting and analysing data and samples related to produce, feed soil, water quality and other production options
  • advising on techniques for improving the production of crops, livestock and fish, and alternative production options
  • advising on livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programmes
  • studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, fish stocks and the growth and health of forest trees
  • studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects, diseases and fisheries practices on animal, crop, forestry and fisheries yield
  • studying fish migration, growth, feeding and spawning and devising methods of collecting fertilising, incubating and hatching fish eggs
  • researching into characteristics, use capability and productivity of soils and applying findings to development of improved agricultural, horticultural and forestry practices
  • developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production
  • managing forest and fisheries resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits
  • studying the propagation and culture of forest tress, methods for improving the growth of stocks, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, pests and diseases
  • preparing scientific reports and conducting advisory information sessions and lectures for farming, forestry and fishing communities and other groups
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Forestry scientist
Forestry adviser
Soil scientist

Specific Occupations: 



Plant pathologist

Soil scientist


Plant tissue culturist


Other farming, forestry and fishery advisers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore