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Workshop on Environmental and Socio-Economic Issues in Agriculture/Agro-Industrial and Rural Development (ARM 421)


Abuja FCT, Nigeria

03 - 07 Aug, 2015  5 days

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The result of the sectoral planning and developmental efforts practiced in the past without considering environmental issues have been disappointing. This is due to lack of consideration of preventive and remedial measures in programme development. There is now a need for integrated physical, socio-economic and environmental planning to ensure sustainable agricultural and rural development (ARD).


 This workshop aims at creating awareness among the participants about the environmental concerns that may arise from agricultural and rural development projects and take preventive or remedial measures. Specifically,the workshop will assist participants to analyze the implications of these environmental concerns and proffer remedial measures on:

  • Changes in or disturbance to fauna and flora arising from agricultural and rural projects
  •  Pollution from application of agro-chemicals and agro-industrial by-products
  •  Land and water degradation
  •  Changes in livelihood systems


  • Environment and development
  • Concept, scope and processes of environmental degradation
  •  Fertilizers, agro-chemicals and the environment
  •  Management of agro-industrial by-products
  •  Land and water degradation
  •  Remote sensing and environmental management
  •  Environmental screening of agricultural and agro-industrial projects
  • Action planning for prevention and remediation

Training Methods: 
Discussions, lecturette, case studies, exercises, and study visits.

Who Should Attend? 
Middle and senior-level officers from the Federal and State Ministries of Environment; Environmental Protection Agencies, State Task Forces on Erosion Control, Ecological Disaster Committees, Federal and State Ministries of Agriculture and Water Resources, River Basin Development Authorities, Agricultural Development Programmes/Projects, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry Development Projects, Oil and Gas Companies, NGOs and CBOs, Fadama III Environmental Officers.


Armti Regional Training Centre & Liaison Office, 41 Ejor Cresent, Adisa, Housing Estate, Down Legislative Quarters, Opposite Federal Government College, Apo/Gudu District, Abuja. Aug 03 - 07 Aug, 2015
NGN49,000.00 (VAT inclusive)
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