NIAS to organise training seminars for livestock value chain operators

The Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) has rolled out series of training for livestock value chain operators to be conducted in the ongoing year 2021. This is seen as fulfilling one of the core mandates of the Institute established by the Federal Government of Nigeria some 14 years ago.

According to a release made available to Livestonews by the Institute’s Head of Training and Internship, Mr Fola Adebayo, the following are the training seminars scheduled for this year;

1. Cattle, Sheep and Goat Fattening Enterprise (In collaboration with ARMTI, Ilorin) June 21-25 ARMTI, Ilorin 50,000
2. Management Skills for Cost-Effective Broiler Production June 28-30 NIAS HQ, Abuja 20,000
3. Management Skills for Cost-Effective Commercial Egg Production Launch Date

September 10

Online Not yet determined
4. Commercial Poultry Production and Management (In collaboration with ARMTI, Ilorin) Oct 4-8 ARMTI, Ilorin 50,000
5. Modern Techniques in Pig Farming Not yet determined Ibadan Not yet determined
6 Entrepreneurship Training for NIAS Interns Nov 26-27 Online Not yet determined

According to Mr Adebayo, the trainings are tailored to meet the needs of young graduates, the unemployed, working class, the retired, cooperative societies etc who desire to venture into primary livestock production or any of the activities in the livestock value chain as a business.

“The training programmes offer subscribers in-depth theoretical and practical demonstrations/field visits, that will equip them with the required skills to set up their enterprises for wealth creation. Our training modules and methodologies are painstakingly put together by the industry best who are Registered Animal Scientists. Apart from physical platform for training, we are also evolving a user-friendly, e-training platform that will offer subscribers quality training materials in the form of texts, info-graphics and pre-recorded video contents. A key advantage of the e-training platform is that it remains on the web for continued subscription”.

Some industry watchers believe NIAS has made the right decision by coming out with these valuable trainings at a time that many livestock farmers are considering folding up their businesses. More so that quack individuals and organizations have taken up the role of training people in the science and practice of what they know little about.

In conclusion, Mr Fola Adebayo remarked “Not a quick-fix to poverty, but a sure, steady stream of income at the small, medium and large scales. An excellent venture for the one who is not afraid of hard work. No one will regret ever attending these trainings”. For enquiries, contact 08032111813 or 08030655366. LIVESTONEWS.

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