19th September, 2019, Bengaluru
The Model Training Course on “Integrated Nutrient Management Strategies for Smallholder Crop Livestock Production System” organized by the ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru concluded today.
The Course sponsored by the Directorate of Extension, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, New Delhi for the extension functionaries working in agriculture and allied departments of states in the country was organized from 12th to 19th September, 2019.
The Chief Guest of the Valedictory Function, Dr. D.N. Hegde, Director, Animal Husbandry, Karnataka Milk Federation highlighted the need for field application and propagation of effective technologies among the farmers for improving the livestock’s productivity. Dr. Hegde mentioned about the benefits that KMF got from the ICAR-NIANP’s technology, such as, area-specific mineral mixture which has been adopted in large scale in Karnataka State. He urged the participants for adopting the same technology in their respective states too.
Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, ICAR-NIANP highlighted the nutrient management’s importance in the feeding of livestock to improve their production efficiency. Outlining the various technologies developed by the Institute, Dr. Bhatta stressed on the Field Veterinarians’ and Extension Officers’ crucial role for the effective transfer of technologies among the livestock farmers. He accentuated that such initiative would help in doubling the farmers’ income.
A total 17 participants from the various States attended the training programme.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru)