Welcome to ARMTI
The Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) Ilorin, was established in 1980 by the Federal Government with a loan from the World Bank to build and strengthen Human Resources Management capacity in the Agricultural and Rural Sector of the Nigerian economy. The Institute became a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with the promulgation of Decree No. 37 of December 31, 1984, now Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (AMRTI) Act Cap 11 Vol. 1 Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990.
To identify and analyze management problems/needs and develop appropriate interventions to improve managerial practice in the Agricultural and Rural Sector
What We do ...
ARMTI as a Management Development Institute (MDI) in Nigeria is the only Institute located geographically in the Sub-Sahara of Africa that is charged with delivering the following services in Agriculture and Rural Development:
- Management training;
- Consultancy and Advisory services;
- Management research, special and diagnostic studies;
- Dissemination of agricultural and rural information; and
- Policy development for enhanced and better management of the agricultural and rural sector.
We have a serene environment, lush greenery and beautiful landscapes giving you for a very conducive environment for learning, retreat and vacations.
Our courses and training programmes are designed to be highly affordable. In fact, ARMTI’s courses are run on strictly cost recovery basis and as thus, these programmes are the most affordable in the market.
Our Atmosphere of Warm Hospitality
ARMTI provides an unforgettable experience as it regards hospitality. Right from the contact persons a prospective participant, to the personnel at the gate on arrival and throughout the duration of your stay; every visitor is treated to a dose of warm hospitality by the ARMTI family.
ARMTI’s quality of facilitators and training are unparalleled and widely acclaimed. The Institute has been proclaimed by many organizations (both local and international) as a Centre of Excellence; a reputation the Institute earns and upholds proudly. In ARMTI, Centre of Excellence is not a slogan, it is who we are.
From the Executive Director's Desk
I have the pleasure to introduce to you, our Training Year 2024 with a congratulatory note wishing the ARMTI family; past, present, at home and abroad a Happy New Training Year.
Our vision for the year is to break new grounds by sustaining and improving our service delivery capabilities to serve the needs of our various clients and partners, through continuous capacity development and management with an eye towards being aware of the needs and challenges of stakeholders in the ARD Sector
Dr. Olufemi A. Oladunni, PhD
Over 10,000 trained on modern agricultural crop/livestock production.
Successfully empowered youth on agricultural business and other entrepreneurial skills.
Small Scale Farms
Establishment of large and small scale farms. We have contributed a reasonable quota to the national farm produce
Provision of Jobs
Provision of jobs that has drastically reduce crime rate.
Data & Information
Facilitated information necessary to setup and improve farming and livelihood
ARMTI's Impact on ARD - The Village Alive Development Initiative (VADI)
The Village Alive Development Initiative is an action research project of Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) set up to support farmers, enhance agricultural production and help improve food security and alleviate poverty. Initially flagged off in 1995 as Village Alive Women Association (VAWA) in the communities of Idofian, Elerinjare, Jimba Oja and Kabba Owode in Kwara State. The introduction of VAWA in 1995 in these communities greatly increased the productivity of community members with improved access to modern farm inputs and extension services, reduction in post-harvest losses as a result of access to credit facilities provided by the project.
In 2011, the ARMTI Management reviewed the project and established it as the “Village Alive Development Initiative (VADI)” to include men, women and youth in the participating communities as beneficiaries in the project. The programme is on-going in five states namely Kwara, Oyo, Benue, Nasarawa and Bauchi.
Upcoming Training, Programmes and Events
At ARMTI we offer a wide range of corporate training courses, register and meet with other professionals. Develop your career skills with the right training courses for professionals. Stay ahead with our Tailored Training Courses.
Our catalogue house over 30 courses for students, graduates, entrepreneurs, and professionals in Agriculture, Management, Research, ICT and more. These courses include but not restricted to the list:
- Farm Business Planning and Management
- Agricultural Business and Financial Analysis for Sustainable Entrepreneurial Development
- Management of Agricultural Commodity Value Chain for Agribusiness
- Report and Memo Writing
- Workshop on Participatory Gender Audit
- Computer-Based Office Management Skills Development Programme for
Personal Assistants and Secretaries
- Effective Livestock Extension Methods
- Effective Management of Rural Infrastructure for Community Development
- Agricultural Business Planning and Implementation
Basic Skills for Cashiers and Account Clerks of Micro-Finance Institutions; and more.
For More details on our courses and schedules download the ARMTI Training Brochure and Training Calendar