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APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATIONParticipation is free but pre-registration is mandatory. Very limited slots available.Click the clink to secure registration or visit www.armti.gov.ng. For further enquiries, contact:07063086085; 07034731997; armtiliaisonofficer@yahoo.com, tellmayor@yahoo.com ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING INSTITUTE (ARMTI), ILORIN Presents a 2-Day Workshop on Global Shift in Agricultural Produce Export Procedure Post- Pandemic and other International Challenges In pursuance of its mandate to develop and implement appropriate interventions to improve managerial practice in the agriculture and rural sector, the Federal Government of Nigeria has given approval to the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, to implement a 2-Day Workshop on “Global Shift in Agricultural Produce Export Procedure Post-Pandemic and other International Challenges”. The programme, which would feature major stakeholders and practitioners within the agriproduce exportation sector, seeks to help to harmonize policies and procedures within the agriproduce exportation sector towards a seamless and easy participation by all actors in the process. This framework would be such that every State, Local Government and individual farmer/groups or cooperatives could easily key in and utilize the export system for their export-ready products.Participation in this summit is free and open to existing and intending export practitioners within the agro sector. PARTICIPATIONAttending the Summit would be:1. National Export Promotion Council;2. Airlines 3. Courier and logistics companies;4. Farmers (rural farmers, intending farmers, etc.);5. Aggregators;6. Agro produce and agro input dealers;7. Terminal Operators (Sea and Airports);8. Export and Standards regulatory bodies (NEPC, NAQS, NPA, SON, etc.);9. Financial Institutions;10. Relevant Federal Agencies;11. High Commissions (British, Mexican, Chinese etc.);12. International Organisations.Date: Wednesday, 27th- Thursday, 28th October, 2021Venue: ARMTI Regional Training Centre, Adisa Estate, Apo-Gudu, Abuja.APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATIONParticipation is free but pre-registration is mandatory. Very limited slots available.Click the clink to secure registration or visit www.armti.gov.ng. For further enquiries, contact:07063086085; 07034731997; armtiliaisonofficer@yahoo.com, tellmayor@yahoo.com SignedThe Executive DirectorAgricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI)Km 18, Ilorin – Ajasse - Ipo HighwayP. M. B. 1343Ilorin ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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ARMTI Flag-off Training for VCD Stakeholders The Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) made a wake-up call for an apt utilization of Value Chain Development (VCD) among the relevant stakeholders in agriculture.The Executive Director, Dr. Olufemi Oladunni was speaking at the Opening Ceremony of a workshop organized by the Institute for key Stakeholders in rural development sector. The Value Chain Development gospel is one the Institute has been reiterating and making concerted efforts towards entrenching its practice at every level for a long time. It all began in 2012 when ARMTI was engaged by the Federal Government to conduct a nationwide baseline evaluation of Agricultural Commodity Value Chain. The study revealed that the value chain systems that were existing in the country at that time were rudimentary and weak.The response to this finding was the consequent yearly organizing of a Training of Trainers (TOT) on the facilitation of value chain development (VCD) from the year 2013 with about 40 beneficiaries from all the six geo political zones each year being trained and equipped to be VCD facilitators. Having systematically started with the state ADPs and FADAMA, the target this year are the local government levels with the Heads of the Agriculture Departments and the Agriculture Officers being the selected candidates for the workshop. ensuring that there are effective linkages and relationships around the VCD stakeholders.Dr. Oladunni was quite enthusiastic about the training and the impact it has made over the years, while addressing the participants as he urged them to further step down the training in their respective zones, just like their forebears had done over the years. The workshop, titled “Facilitation of Value Chain Development Activities Through the Development of Active Change Agents” is designed to further strengthen and facilitate linkages and relationship building among VCD actors in their domains, Oladunni stressed. He explained that the weak and rudimentary practices of agriculture in Nigeria, if not harnessed with a well-structured value-adding system will not yield any positive result in the diversification of the economy through agriculture. Therefore, there is a need to strengthen the activities along the value chains and this is the mandate they are being saddled with as active change agents.To further explain the benefit of the training, one of the Institute’s trainers, Mr. Kingsley Olurinde explained that the participants have been carefully selected from the geopolitical zones across the country. Also they are to step down the training in their respective domains and ensure to facilitate linkages and relationship building around VCD actors. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Nigeria Can Achieve Agricultural Sufficiency through VCDThe Executive Director of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Dr Olufemi Oladunni has reiterated the need to strengthen the agricultural commodity value chain in the country. He was speaking at the Opening Ceremony of a training workshop organized by the institute for Managers of inputs/production and marketing in the ARD. Oladunni, who was represented at the ceremony by a Director in the Institute, Mallam Abdulrahman Raji, emphasized that the production only - focused agriculture practised by majority of Nigeria farmers is inadequate to meet the consumption needs of the nation nor can it translate into the wealth creation and commercial agriculture that the nation needs for sufficiency."This is why this training is organized" , he said, "to strengthen the actors along the value chain, particularly focusing on the input/production and marketing managers, providing them with the requisite skills so that farmers can take full advantage of the benefits of the value chain development (VCD) to lift them out of poverty. "The training, which would run for 5 days has 50 participants drawn from all over the country, including production managers, input managers and the marketers. They are expected to return to their individual States and entrench the impact of this training on the value chains in their domains. The training, which involves class facilitation, individual and group work, case studies and presentations as well as a study visit to give practical demonstration to the participants.Millicent Onkpe, one of the ARMTI trainers explained that these participants have been carefully selected as key players in the value chain and who, after being trained like this, would be able to impact on farmers directly across the nation thereby, greatly transforming the level of yield and output through its spiral effect. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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ARMTI Concludes Agripreneurship Training for new generation farmersThe Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) has just concluded a 5 day training for selected youths from around the country on the basics of Agripreneurship. Speaking at the Opening Ceremony, the Executive Director, Dr Olufemi Oladunni says ARMTI has taken it upon itself to embark on an aggressive mission to churn out a mass of youths with the requisite skills and empowerment to unlock the huge potentials in Agribusiness to create wealth, jobs and alleviate poverty as well as tackle restiveness in youths. He further reiterated that if well practiced by adequately trained practitioners, agriculture has the capacity to solve the vices of criminality, fraud and delinquency among our youth while solving the unemployment problem in the nation. " Skills such as records keeping, resource and cost management, Farm Planning and project management as well as modern trends in practice, marketing and processing of agriculture are some of the missing links that has led to low yield, huge post - harvest losses and the general apathy towards agriculture in the country. The course coordinator, Dr Abdulrazaq Yahaya explained that the programme is one of a string of tuition free training programmes rolled out by the institute this year and which was advertised earlier in the year to call for applicants. He explained that over ten thousand youths from all over the nation responded to the advertisement and applied through a link on the Institute's website. It is from these online applications that participants are screened and selected for each of the programmes,based on their details and expression of interest as submitted in their applications. Yahaya said the courses are designed to strategically address the teeming gaps in the agricultural sector and to address the spaces in the Agribusiness value chain in the country so that a paradigm shift can begin, especially now that the country is battling with economic downturn and the lingering pandemic as well as insecurity. The training covered in depth practical exposition to the intricacies of effective farm practices and strategies as well as practical case studies and brainstorming exercises. The participants, numbering 50 in all, were also taking on field study visits to witness the practice of what they had been exposed to in class. At the closing ceremony of the 5 day programme, the participants could not contain their appreciation and satisfaction. "This programme is an eye opener for me, I have been equipped with business sense and I'm yearning to go into my community to begin to solve cogent needs with agricultural solutions." Emenike Benedicta. 'An informative and educative programme. Even though I'm a graduate of agriculture, the impact of this programme is beyond all I got in 5 years of learning agriculture. The secrets of agriculture has been unlocked to me. I'm starting an aquaculture business next week'. Oyindamola ajiboye. Ayodele kehinde." I studied agriculture but I didn't want it and didn't develop passion for it. But I have been empowered so much. The practical focus is so in depth that I'm set to go and begin my own venture." Daudu Mohammed. "I have tried a few ventures in the past which failed woefully. Now, I've understood where I went wrong and I'm rearing to go and do it better with the capacity building I have received." ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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ARMTI to work with the Government of France on Rural AgricultureToday, the French Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Jerôme Pasquier visited the campus to see the facilities available and get some first hand interaction on the prospects and possibilities of a partnership where ARMTI would use its expertise and wealth of experience to work with the French Government on rural development through agriculture.While accompanying him on the visit with some other Kwara State government officials, the Technical Assistant to the Kwara State Governor, Abdulquawiy Olododo reiterated the confidence of the state government in the capacity of ARMTI to deliver competent agricultural expertise wherever needed.The Executive Director, Dr Olufemi Oladunni who received the delegation traced back similar collaborations ARMTI had with the government of Switzerland and assured the Ambassador that ARMTI curriculum as well as range of expertise covers every aspect of agriculture and the Institute looks forward to a mutually beneficial working relationship.The team had an inspection tour of ARMTI facilities including the training classes, video conferencing facilities, audio visual studio among others.The visit rounded off at the demonstration farm on the use of LAGON Herbicide for Maize and Cassava. A ground breaking technology ARMTI is introducing to its rural farmers in collaboration with Bayer Nigeria Ltd. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!Unlimited training slots for these categories:- Existing and potential livestock farmers- Unemployed youth- Retired civil servants- Animal health technicians e.t.cObjective: This training program is designed to provide existing and potential entrepreneurs with the requisite knowledge and skills needed to run sustainable fattening operations successful.Venue: ARMTI Campus, IlorinDate: June 21-25, 2021Fee: #50,0000 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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ARMTI Champions Orange fleshed Sweetpotatoe(OFSP) Advocacy in Nigeria.At the ARMTI campus, the Institute in collaboration with OMAKONSULT organized the 2021 in the series of the OFSP workshop tagged: Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato Forum for Farmers,Processors, Value Addition Specialists and other Stakeholders for Improved Production and Consumption in Nigeria.The workshop was convened to allow leading experts and stakeholders in the OFSP value chain to share experiences and exchange strategies towards entrenching the cause and deepening the use across Nigeria. The participants, numbering about 30 OFSP Value Chain actors sought to further advocate a wider endorsement of the vitamin A rich potato specie across the country.In the course of the program exhibition of the OFSP products was displayed by the delegates such as OFSP bread,chinchin, juice and others. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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ARMTI apprise 40 participants on 'Exploring New Technologies (Digital Transformation) in Agriculture Towards Improved Food Production in Nigeria.The training program held at ARMTI Campus, Ilorin, kick-started in exposing participants to the new age operations of agricultural food production; identifying essential and effective digital instruments that can improve agribusiness.Through their representatives, participants appreciated the Institute and Omakonsult for a new and in-depth knowledge to the next level operations of agricbussiness, further promising that the acquired knowledge will be used appropriately. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!🗣️🗣️🗣️ARMTI NG invites you to a training workshop: Course Title: Participatory Management of Agriculturaland Development (ARM 422).Date: 24th-28th May, 2020Venu: ARMTI Campus, IlorinFee: N40,000 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Free Training in AgribusinessCall for ApplicationAre you :A young school leaverAn unemployed youth /job seekerA young professionalAn entrepreneurWith a keen interest in Agriculture and seeking to pursue opportunities in that fieldThen you can apply for these stream of free courses that ARMTI is rolling out to support the FG initiatives toCreate job opportunitiesAlleviate povertyGenerate wealthYou will learnValue Chain Development in AgricultureBusiness and proposal writingHow to turn your venture to a thriving businessFarm Business Planning and Strategies Secrets of conquering the market Overcoming the hurdles and traps in Agriculture And lots more The courses would include Technical sessions Classroom facilitation Group Activities Farm Practicals Personal and Group projects and presentations To register, go to armti.gov.ng/call-for-applications/ or click the link in the bio ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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ARMTI NG invites you to a free colloquium in collaboration with Gender Working Group of NIFAAS, to discuss a topical issue on; Advancing Gender Equality in the Agricultural and Rural Development Sector.Date: 30th April,2021Time: 11:00amRegister via the link:forms.gle/uNSWUuusu4pHdB236 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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ARMTI Sensitizes Rural WomenOn Gender EqualityGender Equality is a topical issue all over the world especially in times like these and alot of efforts and initiatives geared towards adequate reorientation is needed to create global awareness on this. This is why today at Jimba- Oja, Kwara State, ARMTI held a Sensitization workshop for rural women on advancing gender equality for all round sustainable development in the agricultural and rural development ARD sector. The program enlightened women to always teach their female children to be hardworking and refrain from limiting them in anyway but inspire them to always strive to be the best they can be in anything they do. The programme which included group activities, role play, scenario creation as well as practical presentations, covers different aspects of rural family life while sharing the practical dynamics needed to achieve adequate preparation of offsprings for the challenges of the future. The facilitators spur the women to continually lean into the era that creates opportunities for both men and women to be great and occupy dignified positions in the society. However it was noted that the equality does not promote rebellion towards the male authorities but for women to be competent in rendering assistance when and where needed. The Sensitization further exposes the women to how they can have a healthy life, both physically and mentally, which is one of the ways women can achieve and likewise promote gender equality.The program was concluded with remarks from the participants, expressing their delight to ARMTI, for organizing an eye opening program and promising to put to action all they have learnt. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Participant rates ARMTI highAt the closing ceremony held today for the just concluded training program on 'Effective Livestock Extension, Mrs Agboluaje Sarah, described the Institute to be a place of excellence that thrives in excelling at her core duties of training, consultation and proffering solutions towards promoting agricultural and rural development.2021 training programs is officially flagged off with improved curriculum to serve our participants better.ARMTI is the 'Center of Excellence' upholding her mandate to train, empower and improve your managerial skill in agricultural and rural development.Check out our 2021 training programs for the range of courses and upgrade yourself. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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ARMTI enters into a Collaboration with Agricultural FirmThe Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) today officially signed off on a partnership with an agricultural firm in Kwara State, Atom College of Fisheries and Agricultural Technology (ACOFAT). The partnership as contained in the MOU that was signed involves the coming together of the two organization to carry out training, field practicum, collaborative model farms, projects, programmes and other activities to enhance the development of agriculture in Nigeria and serve citizens who are interested in agribusiness. The Executive Director, ARMTI, Dr Olufemi Oladunni, speaking at the event explained that beyond the everyday activities of each stakeholder in the agricultural sector, it's imperative to also work towards a sustainable future that would serve generations to come. He reiterates that as the vision that underlies this partnership.On his part, the Chairman, ACOFAT Ltd, Mr Olawale Tajudeen Ajibola appreciated ARMTI for identifying his firm and counting it worthy for this joint venture. He expressed his gratitude for the opportunity and pledged the utmost commitment and dedication of his firm to the fulfillment of the mandate of the collaboration. ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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ARMTI as a training Institute knows, more than anyone else, the critical place of training and capacity building.For an Institute that's saddled with the mandate to train and equip Nigeria's workforce, it goes without saying that its own staff would constantly go through rigorous capacity building. This is why key senior staff in the Institute spent the whole weekend at a resort in a corporate retreat for capacity building as well as to hold strategic sessions to design the action plan for the year while enacting new strategies to achieve its mandate.This is another reason why for your staff training and capacity building needs, ARMTI is the destination. #stafftraining #capacitybuilding #organisationalstaffretreat #strategicplanning #organisationalgoals. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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Harmony Holdings Ltd seeks to Partner with ARMTI.Today, we hosted a delegation from the Harmony Holdings Limited (HHL), the business management company of Kwara State who had come on a visit to explore mutually beneficial collaboration/partnership with ARMTI for commercial Agriculture and economic development of Kwara State.Mallam Abdullahi Abdulmajeed, the Group Managing Director, who led the delegation, in his remarks commended the Executive Director, Dr Olufemi Oladunni, for the exemplary leadership evidenced in the expeditious manner in which the institute has interacted with his team in the build up to this visit. He saluted the "can do" spirit and the uncommon excellence that permeates all he's seen thus far. He gave a background on the company and elaborated on the possible areas of collaboration that HHL was hoping to have with ARMTI.In his response, the ED thanked the team and once again reiterated his appreciation of the Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq administration for being the first in this state to recognize the immense value that ARMTI being sited in Kwara State proffers, and is taking deliberate steps to key into that potential. He assured the team that ARMTI has all it takes to provide both the technical competence and support for all that the State hopes to do in commercial agriculture and rural development. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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Today, the Executive Director, Dr Olufemi Oladunni attended the official commissioning of the National Sugar Research Institute. The event, which had in attendance the Executive Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency, Governor Abdulrahman Abdukrazaq, the Honorable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo as well as other dignitaries, marks another landmark in the nation's strides towards economic development. ARMTI is always committed to contributing to the stimulation of sustainable development in Nigeria. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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Today, the Executive Director (ARMTI), Dr Olufemi Oladunni received the Regional Agriculture Counselor, Embassy of France in Nigeria, Dr Sonia Darracq at the ARMTI campus.Dr Sonia Darracq expressed how impressed she was with what she met on sight as well as the depth of programme and curriculum she realized the institute runs. She further expressed the great interest of the Government of France to join ARMTI in an unfolding collaboration towards Agriculture and Rural Development for the mutual benefit of both France and Nigeria.Dr Oladunni also shared with the diplomat about previous similar programmes and collaborations ARMTI had been involved in. With the depth of work, detailed curriculum and programme layout already developed by ARMTI as well as the full spread of ARMTI faculty, all is set to set the programme in motion immediately. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

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ARMTI collaborates with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) for a one day workshop in empowering ARMTI Beneficiaries on the Village Alive Development Initiative (VADI) on the technical processes to up scaling their Shea butter production for exportation.The one-day workshop which held today at the ARMTI main campus, Ilorin was tagged: Technical Session on Complaince to Export Marketing Requirements for ARMTI VADI Beneficiaries.The workshop will not only be an eye-opener for VADI beneficiaries that their agricproduce can also be exported but stir them up for the bigger picture in year 2021,even as they strategize for the year ahead. ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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ARMTI and NYSC collaborate on Agribusiness Training for Youths.Today at the main campus of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Kwara State, both the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaib Ibrahim and the Executive Director, ARMTI signed an MOU to effect a partnership and collaboration towards economic development, agribusiness training for youth and national development. Speaking at the brief ceremony, the DG acknowledged being a one time student in ARMTI while undergoing a course at the Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE). He declared that the expertise that ARMTI possesses is widely recognized and having attested to it himself, it was easy for him to seek to approach ARMTI on the nationwide ventures scheme that the NYSC was embarking on. Speaking further, he declared that the NYSC desires a new orientation where corp members would be well equipped towards self sufficiency, and wealth creation through agriculture during their mandatory one year national service. In his turn, Dr Olufemi Oladunni expressed his joy that someone who was fully appraised of what ARMTI is capable of was at the helm of affairs of the NYSC. He assured that this collaboration has the potential and capacity to unlock the immense potential of the teeming youths that pass through the scheme leading to massive economic turn around for the nation. ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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ARMTI flagsoff a 2 day Sensitization Workshop on Agricultural Produce Processing and Storage for Village Alive Development Initiative (VADI) Beneficiaries (farmers) in Kwara State.The objective of this workshop is to further enlighten farmers on post-harvest activities; to identify the different storage facilities both traditional and improved. ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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At the Institute today a seminar paper was presented on the ' Assessment of Multidimensional Poverty in Rural Development' using the ARMTI VADI Communities as case study.The objectives of the paper focused on assessing multidimensional poverty in rural communities of Kwara state,Nigeria, determine poverty incidence in the study area; estimate the intensity of proverty in the study area; to mention a few.The Executive Director, Dr Olufemi Oladunni in his opening remarks hinted on what birthed the research. He noted that the seminar was conceptualized last year while reviewing poverty to be an inexhaustible issue. Despite, series of interventions over time, it seems, the tides isn't abating much, hence the need to examine the different dimensions of this phenomenon, he explained.The study further explored the relevant instruments needed to examine the issue, which was intended to be shared with the relevant stakeholders particularly the academic community, to make the robust conclusions thereof available to the relevant policy makers. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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An entity (organization, group or nation) is only as great as its people, that's why human capital development is imperative. No one knows this better than ARMTI. As a world class training institute, we do not joke with the quality of our staff especially the faculty. Training and re-training never stops and as we engage, we're better poised to also deliver the top notch human capacity development so many depend on us for. #NationalDevelopment #capacitybuilding #agricdevelopmentinnigeria #armtitraining #Humancapitaldevelopment #armtilorin ... See MoreSee Less
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