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Executive Director, IAR&T, Prof Veronica Obatolu

IAR&T set to award Veterinary paraprofessionals
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 28 Sep 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) is set to present awards to 25 Veterinary Paraprofessionals. This is in line with its commitment, through partnership with the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), to improving Veterinary Paraprofessionals (VPP) capacity to deliver essential animal health services, aimed at reducing animal mortality and increase the productivity of livestock assets for smallholder livestock farmers.

The Executive Director, IAR&T, Prof Veronica Obatolu said the training, which lasted for 10 months, focused not only on the prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases alone, but the Communication and Business Skills required for veterinary paraprofessionals to generate sustainable business from the services provided to farmers.

She stated the training employed a blended model, comprising face-to-face and virtual training.

Prof Obatolu said the presentation of the Awards will hold on Friday, 29th of September, 2023, calling on relevant stakeholders to be present at the event.


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