INSTITUTE of Agricultural Research & Training (IAR&T), has tutored close to 300 livestock farmers on latest trends in livestock farming.
Speaking on the sidelines of the training programme which held on the premises of the institute, the Executive Director, IAR&T, Professor James Adediran, who was represented by Professor Kingsley Adesehinwa, said:”We are here to train farmers in line with capacity building with respect to what they are already doing.
“We have poultry farmers in house, we have sheep and goat farmers and we have pig farmers as well. Those who are already doing it but not necessarily doing it in line with the present cutting edge technologically-driven standard. So we have invited them so that they can improve on their practices, generate more income and then empower them.”
Adesehinwa further hinted that farmers in attendance would receive some financial package as well as other packages at the end of the training. He also informed that the period earmarked for the training is sufficient stating that: they are practicing farmers and what we are doing is giving them a pep up so that they would be able to improve on their management practices, learn the latest cutting edge technologies that are available that they can afford and that can impact on what they are pesently doing.”