Market-oriented skilled agricultural workers

ISCO-08 code

61

Description

Market-oriented skilled agricultural workers plan, organize and perform farming operations to grow and harvest field or tree and shrub crops; and to produce a variety of animals and animal products for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets. Competent performance in most occupations in this sub-major group requires skills at the second ISCO skill level.
Tasks performed by workers in this sub-major group usually include:  preparing the soil; sowing, planting, spraying, fertilizing and harvesting field crops; growing fruit and other tree and shrub crops; growing garden vegetables and horticultural products; raising, breeding and tending animals  mainly to obtain meat, milk, hair, fur, skin, or sericultural, apiarian or other products; storing and carrying out some processing of produce; selling their products to purchasers, marketing organizations or at markets.  Supervision of other workers may be included.
Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:
611 Market Gardeners and Crop growers
612 Animal Producers
613 Mixed Crop and Animal Producers
Notes
Jobs should be classified in Sub-major Group 63: Subsistence Farmers, Fishers, Hunters and Gatherers when goods (mostly food) are produced mainly for own consumption or for consumption by other members of the worker’s household.  If a large surplus is produced, and more goods are sold than consumed, but the main aim of production was own consumption, the jobs should nevertheless be classified in Sub-major Group 63. Jobs should only be classified in Sub-major Group 61: Market-oriented Skilled Agricultural Workers, or 62: Market-oriented Skilled Forestry, Fishery and Hunting Workers, if the main aim of the activity is to produce goods for the market. 

Hierarchy

Narrower ISCO groups

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/isco/C61