International Poultry Symposium 2018. Image Source: AFU

International Poultry Symposium 2018

Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) is organizing the International Poultry Symposium 2018 in Chitwan which started from Sunday (28 October). The programme was initiated by the Chief Minister of Province 3, Dormani Poudel who affirmed the possible support from the government level to promote poultry farming in the province.

The main objective of the symposium is to provide a platform to share knowledge among national and international scientists working in the field of poultry production, education, research, and extension sectors. The symposium aims to fulfill the abridge to latest scientific-technical development.

With the theme of ‘Meeting poultry demand for food safety and security’, the three-day event, International Poultry Symposium 2018, targets over 300 animal scientists from nine different nations. On the occasion, AFU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ishwari Prasad Dhakal, National Planning Commission member Usha Jha, Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Prakash Mathema, Dr. Hom Bahadur Basnet, and AFU Registrar Manaraj Kolachhapati also placed their opinions about the theme.

“The event would see the presentations of a total 115 research-based papers on the policy and social economic status related to poultry production, poultry nutrition, health management, heredity, reproduction management, biological technology, and integrated and rural poultry farming”, stated the main organizing committee chair of the symposium and AFU Dean, Prof. Dr. Sharada Thapaliya. The seminar is attended by the professional poultry farmers, representatives, and experts of the related organization from Nepal, India, Japan, Australia, Germany, Bangladesh, America, Bhutan, and Egypt.

The event was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, University of Michigan, Food and Agriculture Organization, Heifer International Nepal, and the University Grants Commission.