Farmers' Scientist Interface on Improved Goat farming

A Farmers' Scientist Interface was organized in ATMA Hall, Jagannath Prasad, Bhanjanagar, Ganjam under the project "Enhancing Income of Rural Women through Improved Goat Rearing" on 12th December 2017. Dr. B. Sahoo, Pr. Scientist & PI of the project welcomed the participants and briefed about the project activities in the study areas of Ganjam district. Dr. A. K. Panda, Pr. Scientist & Co PI highlighted the role of women on income generation through improved goat farming for livelihood support of farm women. Dr. R. M. Maharatha, chief District Veterinary Officer, Ganjam dist. and chief guest of the function advised the farm women to undertake scientific breeding, feeding and management for higher return and appreciated the activities undertaken by the scientists of ICAR-CIWA for upliftment of farm women engaged in goat rearing under the leadership of Dr S. K. Srivastava, Director, ICAR-CIWA. Dr. S. K. Nayak and Shri D. N. Sarangi along with officials from KVK, Bhanjanagar and A.H. Department, Ganjam participated in the interface and updated the technological information on improved goat farming. About 100 farm women from the adopted cluster of villages (Jirabadi, Jagannath prasad, Lepa, Sasan, Agyan Prasad, Panchabati, Chadiapali, Kumundi) had participated in the interface and shared their views in goat farming. The farm women were advised by the experts to adopt latest technologies for making the goat farming a successful enterprise. The interface ended with vote of thanks by Dr. B Sahoo, Pr. Scientist, ICAR-CIWA.

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