9th January, 2020, Kochi
The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi has organized an International Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) Course on “Sustainable management and entrepreneurship development in fisheries for nutritional and livelihood security” from 9th - 20th January, 2020. The course has been specially designed for the officials from the Government of Oman.
The Chief Guest, Dr. A. Arunachalam, ADG (International Relations), ICAR appreciated the ICAR-CIFT’s efforts for establishing its presence overseas, thereby fetching the recognition to ICAR at the international level. Citing a report of FAO, Dr. Arunachalam stated about the emergence of Sultanate of Oman as one of the largest fish producers and a net exporter of fish and fish products in the region. He underlined that in this context, this customized ITEC course has rightly embarked upon the two major aspects of capacity building in Oman fisheries, that is, the sustainable resource management and development of entrepreneurship opportunities.
Dr. Ravishankar C.N., Director, ICAR-CIFT, Kochi highlighted the Institute’s important contribution in the gamut of harvest and post harvest fisheries. Emphasizing on the Institute’s special recognition with the distinction of 3 times Outstanding ICAR Institute Award (2000, 2006 & 2018) for its excellent track record in R&D endeavors and extensions activities and National level Referral/ Reference Laboratory for fish and fish based products, he urged the Oman officials for coming forward to develop the technical collaborations in the fishery research and extension.
Dr. A. K. Mohanty, ITEC Coordinator of ICAR-CIFT briefed about the ITEC initiatives of India to develop the Knowledge Bridge with the ITEC partner countries.
The course sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has been organized with an aim to share India’s knowledge in the field of science and technology with the ITEC partner countries.
Around 20 Executives from the Government of Oman are participating in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi)