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India’s first conference on sustainable pig production

For the first time in India a National Conference focusing issues on sustainable pig husbandry was organized. The ICAR-National Research Centre on Pig, organised a National Conference on Opportunities and Strategies for Sustainable Pig Production on 20 and 21st December 2014 in its campus at Guwahati, Assam, India.

The conference critically deliberated the issues of contemporary relevance in sustainable pig production such as feeding systems, climate change, pig breed development, health, zoonosis, pork product development and value chain under different production systems. Besides experts and scientists, representatives from NABARD, SBI, entrepreneurs and progressive farmers participated in the conference.

In a nutshell, the conference served as a platform for interaction among researchers, policy makers, bankers, members, from farming community and business houses. Based on the deliberations over six technical sessions, a road map was prepared to augment sustainable pig production in India to ensure nutritional and livelihood security among farming community.

The conference concluded with vote of thanks offered by Dr.Mohan.N.H, Organizing Secretary of the conference.

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