Global Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Systems from Tomorrow

Published: 18th August 2015 03:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2015 03:19 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: As part of Global Innovation Initiative (GII), the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) is organising an international workshop on ‘Sustainable livestock systems’ at Flora Airport Hotel, Nedumbassery, near here from Wednesday.

Around 60 delegates from across the world will participate at the international workshop which would discuss various subjects like Sustainable farming Systems, pasture management, fodder management practices, precision nutrition farming, mitigation of green house gases, animal adaptation, knowledge dissemination and one health.

Delegates of the workshop will visit on Tuesaday Livestock Research Station; Thiruvazhamkunnu, Palakkad, which is identified as the Future farm for sustainable development.

As part of the workshop, the GII board meeting was held at the Flora Hotel on Monday and another meeting will be held on August 21, said the University authorities. The KVASU’s publications highlighting activities in the areas of entrepreneurship, One Health and Compendium will be released during the workshop.

Currently the KVASU is partnering with many foregin universities like University of Bristol (UK; UoB), University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA; UWM), Kansas State University (USA: KSU) and Zhejiang University (China; ZU).

 KVASU Vice Chancellor Dr B Ashok will inaugurate the workshop and deliver keynote address. Vice-Chancellors (VC) of Amrita University Dr R Venkat Rangan, Kerala Agricultural University Dr P Rajendran, Kerala University for Fisheries and Oceanographic Studies Dr Madhusoodana Kurup, Professor Michel Lee and Professor Mark Eisler of University of Bristol, UK and Director of Academics & Research Dr K Devada will address the delegates.

Registrar of KVASU Dr Joseph Mathew will preside over the function. Director of Entrepreneurship Dr T P Sethumadhavan will offer introductory speech.

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