Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir held an online all-India training programme on “Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030”, in which national and international agriculture and development experts participated.
A statement said “Achieving Zero Hunger” is a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) set up by the UNDP to end hunger and malnutrition from the world by 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) and was organised from August 17 to 28.
The training was part of a series of programmes being organised under Institutional Development Plan (IDP) of NAHEPT sanctioned to SKUAST-K with an aim to transform agricultural education and make a preferred destination for agricultural higher education in the country.
The statement said more than 80 participants from various agricultural Universities from across the country participated in the programme.
Prof Kadambot Siddique from 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 senior-level government functionaries and scientists of national and international repute as well as Deans, Directors and senior Professors of the SKUAST 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 the training programme and for roping in the national and international experts.
He also outlined Human Resource Development programmes being carried under Institutional Development Programmes of NAHEP.