Sophia functions as an Agriculture Specialist where she is involved in conducting audits related to agriculture and forestry certifications. She supports project developments and field research studies related to sustainable agriculture and forestry.
Working with Preferred by Nature gives me an excellent opportunity to be part of a multicultural team that provides sustainable solutions which are rooted in safeguarding social and environmental values - benefiting both people and the environment.
As an Agriculture Specialist in Preferred by Nature, Sophia works as an auditor for both agriculture and forestry certifications and verifications for the Rainforest Alliance, Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), Sustainability Framework, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) and other related programmes.
She is involved in task management works including providing general support, audit budgeting, planning and scheduling as well as maintaining certification or verification database of appointed clients of Preferred by Nature's agriculture-related certification and verification in India.
Aside from these, Sophia support the market development activities, provides services for project development and implementation in regard to sustainable agriculture and forestry practices, conducting market surveys and studies relevant to the assigned to the project goals.
- Research Projects – developing, designing, planning and implementation
- Experience conducting ecological sampling and surveying
- Knowledge of Tropical forests ecosystems and their associated species composition
- Scientific writing skills
- Language skills: English, Tamil and Malayalam