VC, Minister for conservation of indegenious Livestock breeds
Srinagar: On the eve of 'World Endangered Species Day, 2017, KVK-Ganderbal in collaboration with LPM division of Faculty of Veterinary sciences organized a theme based workshop, "Save Kashmir Faverola-Kaeshur Koukur from getting Extinct-Ways and Means" in which progressive poultry farmers from various villages of Ganderbal were sensitized about the importance and need of preserving the prized local poultry strain of poultry-Kashmir that is Kashmir faverolla that is facing threat of extinction.
Pertinent to mention that, 19th May is celebrated as World Endangered Species Day globally and the workshop was organized in that background, a university official said.
Meanwhile the three day national Livestock symposium, "Livestock Resources Management under Changing Climate Scenario" organized under the aeges of Indian society of Animal Production and Management at SKUAST-Kashmir concluded today.
Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone was the Chief Guest on the valedictory function.
On the ocassion, addressing a well attended gathering of the farmers and scientists, Vice chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof Nazeer ahmed impressed upon the participants to conserve the local breeds as the local breeds are more adapted to the agro climatic conditions of Kashmir valley than exotic breeds.
Agriculture Minister in his address impressed upon the participants to double their efforts in taking the latest technologies developed in the university to fields.
He also advised the farmers and scientists to adopt integrated farming system to reduce imports and help in preserving our local livestock breeds.
He also advised scientists to take measures for improvement of local livestock breeds.
Later certificate distribution ceremony was held in the nund Reshi Convocation Hall, SKUAST Kashmir in which certificates of Merit were distributed among the scientists for the best scientific presentations.
The delegates and participating scientists from outside the state hailed the hospitality of the Kashmiris.