ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru organized a ten-day Short Course on “Technology smart interventions for doubling livestock farmers’ income: Strategies and Approaches” from 30 July 2018 to 08 August 2018.
Dr Mruthyunjaya, former National Director NAIP, in his inaugural address on 30 July 2018 stressed upon the importance of scientific interventions to increase the farmer’s income.
Dr Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, NIANP, Bangalore briefed about the various technologies developed and commercialized by the Institute and also the activities under the MGMG and Farmers First programme.
Eighteen participants from various states of the country participated in the short course.
The training programme included 37 lectures on various subjects such as livestock sector in India, ration balancing tools, mineral nutrition, alternative feed resources, poultry farming, sheep and goat rearing production etc. In addition, few practical classes and demonstrations on fodder production and conservation, feed quality and semen analysis were also arranged during the training programme. One special, brain storming session was held on “doubling the farmers’ income”.
During the valedictory function on 8th August, Chief Guest Dr Sreenath Dixit, Head and theme leader, ICRISAT Development Center, Hyderabad emphasized on the contribution and significance of various small technologies in enhancing the farmer’s income.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru)