Wednesday, April 24, 2024

ARMTI Trains Kwara NUJ Members on Agribusiness

Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Kwara state organized a free training programme on agricultural practices for members of Correspondents’ Chapel of the state Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Kwara state organized a free training programme on agricultural practices for members of Correspondents’ Chapel of the state Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Dr Olufemi Oladunni, the executive director of the institute while speaking at the program being part of annual Press Week celebration, noted that the program was aimed at training journalists on sustainable agribusiness during and after service adding that every professional should engage in farming.

ARMTI was created to facilitate the development and application of best management practices for the agricultural and rural sector, through contribution to policy development which would enhance better management of agricultural practices in Nigeria.

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The institute provides management training, disseminate agricultural and rural information to identify and analyze management problems and develop appropriate interventions to improve managerial practice in the agricultural and rural Sector.

The executive director explained that the institute has been engaging in the training of Nigerians in various areas of agribusiness to make them not only self- employed but employers of labour adding that Nigeria can achieve reduction in crime, especially, among youths when they are engaged in agricultural production and agribusiness.

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The ARMTI boss said that the current high price of food items in the country can be addressed when every family produces 30 per cent of what they consume, advocating that soilless cultivation can be done for those that didn’t have land to cultivate.

“If you don’t go to market for some certain food items, the prices would go down. That’s what agric does for you and me. Civil servants, journalists and every other professional should combine agribusiness with what they do.” he said.

Participants at the training program were taken through agribusiness identification and selection, technical and management skills required to engage in agribusiness among other aspects to ensure productivity.

 

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