A workshop on “conservation of indigenous livestock and poultry resources of Nagaland” was conducted at ICAR-NRC on Mithun, under the initiative of Intellectual Property and Technology Management Unit (ITMU) of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema on Thursday.
In a press release, office of the ICAR-NRC on Mithun informed that director of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Dr. M. H. Khan in his inaugural address highlighted the significant progress made by India in agriculture and allied sector. Dr. Khan emphasised on the need for the conservation of indigenous livestock germplasm available in the state and stressed on the need for conservation and propagation of indigenous animals such as Mithun, local pigs, goat and poultry breeds.
The invited speakers, Dr. Bhabesh Milli and Dr. Merina Devi, assistant professor from College of Veterinary Science, Jalukie delivered talks on conservation of pig and poultry genetic resources for propagation in the North-Eastern hilly region.
Scientist, animal reproduction, Dr. Mahek Singh gave a briefed on the growth and propagation of pig farming in the North-Eastern hilly region while sanction manager at SBI RACC, Dimapur, Tiarenla delivered a presentation on different banking schemes for livestock farming.
The workshop was attended by 70 people, including pig and poultry farmers from Sosonoma, Seithekema and Medziphema villages, along with students and faculty from St. Joseph University and Patkai Christian College.
ICAR-NRC on Mithun informed that the workshop was organised as part of an initiative to raise awareness among farmers and educate youth about animal breeding rights in order to conserve and propagate animal genetic resources.