The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) in Ibadan, Oyo state, South west Nigeria has begun a training programme on improved technologies in pig production, poultry, sheep and goats value chain for 150 livestock farmers.
Speaking at the workshop in Ibadan, the institute’s Executive Director, Prof. James Adediran, said the training was packaged to benefit participating farmers from the zone to boost their production.
According to him, the training aims to improve farmers’ practices to get better results; the training will continue even after this stage.
“After it, the farmers will receive some money and materials to support them improve their livestock production.
“The training will be a dialogue, not a monologue, so we want everybody to participate actively,” he said.
Adediran advised the participating farmers to learn how to add value to their livestock production and thereby, position their produce for higher markets and exports.
He also urged them to allow the training to have its desired impact on them, saying that the nation looked on them for its sufficiency in food production.