Livestock training launched in Rumbek

By Mabor Riak Magok

At least sixteen livestock extension workers have begun a three weeks training in Rumbek.

The poverty eradication training was conducted with support from the Government of the Netherlands.

Ezekiel Thiang Mangar Nyinguany, Western Lakes state Minister of Animal Resources appealed to the government of Netherlands to provide more trainings for female students on livestock production.

“This is an opportunity to improve rural advisory services and impacting rural communities by building the capacity of people who regularly interact with farmers,” Thiang said.

He added that the team would train the farmers in the state which in turn shall benefit the entire citizens of Western Lakes State.

William Koji Kerjok,  Program Coordinator for Open Organization in Rumbek said after securing fund from Netherlands government on livestock production, his organization was working hard to make sure that changes are met through capacity building.

“Opportunity for Poverty Eradication Networks (OPEN) and the Netherlands government are keen on gender equality,” he said.

Prof. Ciska Nema, facilitator for livestock productions said her home country (Netherlands) lies below sea level and it is very rich in livestock rearing and agriculture productions.

The three weeks’ training has been classified into three phases including Dairy Value Chain Development, Farm management, Economics and knowledge transfer skills.


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