Ondo State Government has disclosed that it has trained and certified 150 pastoralists in cattle, sheep and goat value-chain business with special emphasis on feedlot operational system.
Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, disclosed this at the weekend in his address at the closing ceremony of the second phase of the five-day training programme in Akure.
The event was organised by Ondo State Agric-business Empowerment Centre (OSAEC) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The governor, who was represented by the state Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemi, said his administration thought it expedient to revamp and reintroduce feedlots, which was a variant of ranching with the support of FAO.
Akeredolu, who also reiterated that the future of the country depends on Agriculture, urged the participants to think more on opportunities that abounded in the entire value chain of agriculture.
He said it was another milestone geared towards creating jobs, ensuring food security, and promoting peaceful coexistence among inhabitants of the state in order to eradicate farmers/herders clashes.