Srinagar: An online Training Programme on “Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030” organized by Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-Kashmir with support of world bank funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project got underway with an impressive inaugural programme chaired by Dr Habib ur Rehman, Ex-DDG Animal Sciences ICAR.
Director, Planning and Monitoring, Prof. Nazir Ahmed Ganai, Dean, FVSc & AH, Prof M. A Pal, Various University Officers, Heads of Divisions, Professors, NAHEP Co-ordinators, Participating Scientist from SKUAST and other Universities across India participated in the Inaugural session. Prof Z. A. Pampori, Course Director, welcomed the dignitaries and participants, and informed that several international experts from ILRI, UNO, WHO, IRRI and national institutes shall be sharing their experiences and expertise during ten days training programme focusing on a very important Sustainable Development Goal of Achieving Zero Hunger.
Later during the day during technical sessions, Prof Kadambot Siddique from University of Western Australia and Dr Nafees Meah, International Rice Research Institute representative for South Asia spoke on Future Smart Foods and Creating Sustainable Value Chains for food system transformation. The training programme is part of a series of such training programmes being organized under Institute Development Plan of National Agricultural Higher Education Project sanctioned to SKUAST-Kashmir with aim to transform Agricultural Education and making SKUAST-K a preferred destination for Agricultural Higher Education in the Country.