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Workshop on Livestock Development and Management (ARM 307)


Kwara State, Nigeria

07 - 11 Jul, 2014  5 days

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Premise: One of the national development objectives of the Federal Government of Nigeria is food security. However, this has not been achieved. For example, the annual consumption of meat and eggs per capita for Nigeria is 8.1 kg and 3.5 kg respectively. These figures are lower than the world average of 37.9 kg and 8.0 kg respectively (FAO, 2007). It is therefore, necessary to give impetus to livestock production to enhance consumption. Presently, there are potentials for the expansion and development of the livestock sub-sector. These potentials, if exploited, will contribute immensely to the attainment of Millennium Development Goal one which is eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.

Objectives: This workshop is therefore, designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed for the development and management of the livestock sub-sector. At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the performance of the livestock sub-sector;
  • Identify the major problems facing the livestock sub-sector;
  • Draw up implementation strategies for livestock development plan; and
  • List the skills needed to manage livestock development programmes.

  • Overview of the performance of the livestock sub-sector
  • Role of stakeholders in the transformation of the livestock sub-sector
  • Problems facing livestock transformation in Nigeria
  • Processing and storage facilities
  • Marketing of livestock products
  • Integrating livestock management into MDGs/ATA
  • Gender Issues in livestock management
  • ICT and livestock management
  • Action plan for livestock transformation in Nigeria

Training Methods:
Lecturettes, group discussions, class exercises, case studies and field visits.

Who Should Attend?
Senior Officers in Livestock Departments in Federal and State Ministries of Agriculture, Farm Managers, Extension Officers, Livestock Planning Officers in charge of meat processing and marketing in both the public and private sectors.
Agricultural & Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin Jul 07 - 11 Jul, 2014
NGN33,000.00 (including VAT)
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