Mode of learning: Self Learning
Duration: 4 Weeks
Who should attend: Officials of departments of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and allied sectors and rural development officials, scientists of KVKs, livestock officials of BC / SC / ST corporations / SIRDs/ETCs/SRLM /SMMU/DMMU /DRDA, young professionals of SRLMs, non governmental organizations (NGOS) engaged in livestock extension and development activities, dairy/livestock entrepreneurs and unemployed youth.
Course Description: Government of India is focussing on livestock to increase the economy form current level of US $ 3 trillion to US $ 5 trillion by the year 2020 and to double the farmer's income since growth rate in milk, meat and poultry sector was 6, 5 and 10 percent, respectively during the past 5 years. Hence, this training course is designed to impart knowledge to different stakeholders of livestock sector on how to make livestock production systems efficient in India. The course content will broadly cover the following topics: (i) Role of livestock in livelihoods, characteristics of small holder systems, gaps and opportunities in small holder systems, (ii) intensification of livestock systems through crop livestock interventions (iii) sharing of value chain approach experiences in livestock development and value addition to livestock produce.