National, international experts conduct online sessions
Srinagar: SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir held an online all-India training programme on ‘Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030’, in which renowned national and international agriculture and development experts on the subject held sessions.
‘Achieving Zero Hunger’ is a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) set up by the UNDP to end hunger and malnutrition from the world by the year 2030.
The 10-day training was organised by SKUAST-K’s Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry with support of World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) was organised from August 17-28. The training was part of a series of programmes being organised under Institutional Development Plan (IDP) of NAHEPt sanctioned to SKUAST-Kashmir with an aim to transform agricultural education and make SKUAST-K a preferred destination for agricultural higher education in the country.
More than 80 participants from the various agricultural university from across the country participated in the programme. Prof Kadambot Siddique from the University of Western Australia and Dr Nafees Meah, International Rice Research Institute representative for South Asia, Dr Srinivsa Rao, Director ICAR-NAARM, Dr Puja Thiel, Nelis Global Norway, Dr Sila Deb, Additional Commissioner MoHFW, Prof AK Srivastava, Ex-Chairman ASRB, ICAR, Prof Nitya Rao, University of Anglis United Kingdom, Dr Vara Prasad, Kansas State University, Joseph George, UNESCAP, Dr ML Madan Former Vice-Chancellor DUVASU & DDG Animal Sciences ICAR, and many more senior-level government functionaries scientists of national and international repute as well as Deans, Directors and Senior Professors of SKUAST-K delivered lectures and held training sessions.
Vice-Chancellor SKUAST-K Prof Nazeer Ahmed chaired the valedictory function. Prof ZA Pampori, Course Director, presented the report of the training, summarized the 10-day proceedings and outlined the road map for the future. Prof NA Ganai Director Planning and Co-ordinator NAHEP complimented the organisers for organizing the training programme and for roping in the national and international experts. He also outlined the Human Resource Development programmes being carried under Institutional Development Programmes of NAHEP.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nazeer Ahmed expressed satisfaction over conducting different online training programmes under NAHEP. He congratulated the organizers and participants on successful completion of the training programme. He expressed a hope that the Knowledge gained during the 10-day training shall be put in practice and all the trainees shall contribute in their respective fields to achieve the national goal of achieving zero hunger by 2030.