Friday, March 12, 2010

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF MATI ILONGA

4.0 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF MATI ILONGA
4.1 MATI Ilonga aims at:
  • Training technical personnel for agricultural sector who will manage agricultural production programmes at all agricultural production levels
  • Participate in the practical implementation of agricultural extension service delivery through students' outreach and field practical attachment programmes
  • Offer vocational training for farmers through Local Government Authorities (LGAs)
  • Add value to crops through processing and packaging
  • Provide conducive training environment so that the learning process becomes effective 
  • Provide facilities and support within the resources of the institute for the benefit of the surrounding communities
  • Offer training geared towards preparing trainees for self-employment
4.2 Objectives
  • Improve human resources of the institute through training to meet the highest demand
  • Possible work performance in their job in both quality and quantity
  • Improve the quality of current training programmes through reviews which lead into curriculum that addresses client needs
  • Conduct specific training to smallholder key farmers who will train other farmers on aspects of improved productivity of target crops, animals and sustainable natural resource management
  • Provide specific knowledge and skills regarding food crop processing and packaging to farmers in anticipation that they will apply the knowledge and skills to establish crop processing and packaging associations/societies at their communities. Thus, add value to crop and animal products
  • Work in collaboration with other development partners in and outside the country to ensure success of efforts made to develop agriculture in the farming communities

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