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ICAR-DPR organized International Training Programme under “Feed The Future India Triangular Training Programme (FTF ITT)” for executives of African and Asian Countries

ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad organized an International Training Programme on “Modern Poultry Management” for executives of African and Asian Countries under the “Feed The Future India Triangular Training Programme (FTF ITT)” during 1-15 May 2018 in collaboration with MANAGE, Hyderabad. A total of 29 participants from eight countries (Botswana-1, Kenya-6, Liberia-4, Malawi-3, Mongolia-6, Mozambique-1, Myanmar-3 and Uganda-5) attended the programme. The training programme was inaugurated by Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR in the presence of Mrs. V. Usha Rani, IAS, Director General, MANAGE and Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director, DPR.

The training module included classroom lectures, practical sessions, group discussions, case studies and field visits. The participants were exposed to various aspects of poultry production including breeding, nutrition, health and management. Hands on sessions on hatchery management including chick handling and sexing; farm management including nursery management, grower and breeder management were conducted. The executives were trained on artificial insemination technology and practically carried out the AI. Two case studies from poultry industry highlighting growth from a small venture in to a big company, Chalimeda Feeds, Karimnagar and Lakshminarsimha poultry farms, Bibinagar, Telangana were discussed. The Chairmen of both the firms shared their successful journey with the participants. Four group discussions on important issues like rising feed cost, welfare issues, antibiotic resistance and backyard poultry were arranged with leading experts from industry and government organizations. Field visits were organized to poultry processing plant of Srinivasa Hatcheries group, Asia’s 2nd largest feed manufacturing plant of Suguna Foods Pvt. Ltd. and free range poultry of Bavoji Tanda, Mahaboobnagar district, Telangana (an adopted tribal village of ICAR-DPR). In addition, the participants were exposed to the research activities undertaken in agriculture and allied sectors in other local ICAR institutes, NRC on Meat, IIMR, IIRR, Veterinary College, Rajendranagar and MANAGE.

 

Apart from the curricular activities, the participants were taken to places of cultural and historical importance in Hyderabad city. A cultural evening was organized where the participants displayed their traditional dances in national attire. The Indian classical and folk dances were also showcased during the cultural evening by professional dancers.

At the end, each participant presented ‘Back at work plan’ wherein the procedures or methods of implementing the knowledge acquired during training in the next six months in their respective countries were presented and discussed. ICAR-DPR will monitor and offer suggestions for implementing the Back at work plan projects in their respective countries.

The valedictory programme was graced by Mission Director, USAID-India, His Excellency Mark A.White and the High Commissioners of Kenya and Malawi. Mrs. V. Usha Rani, IAS, Director General, MANAGE, Dr. M.V.L.N. Raju, Director Incharge, ICAR-DPR and staff of both the institutes attended the programme. Dr. U. Rajkumar, Programme co-ordinator presented a brief report on the training programme. The training executives were distributed certificates and mementos. The training executives expressed their satisfaction on the content of the training programme and impressed the dignitaries on implementation of knowledge and skill acquired during the programme in their respective countries.

 

Source: ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad

 


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