Training on scientific pig farming for tribal farmers

Port Blair
24 Apr 2018

ICAR-CIARI in collaboration with National Academy of Science, India (NASI) organized seven days training programme on “Pig Farming for Livelihood of Tribal Farmers of A & N Islands and Awareness Building and Sensitization” for the tribal farmers of Car-Nicobar and Hut Bay. Altogether, 27 farmers including 11 farm women participated in the training programme.
In his address, Dr. A. Kundu Director (Acting) of ICAR-CIARI motivated the farmers to adopt the technology learnt during the programme. He also narrated the important indigenous livestock germplasm of these islands viz. Nicobari fowl, Pig, Teressa goat etc. He informed the farmers that the Nicobari fowl is superior in respect of disease resistance and egg production ability in respect of other indigenous birds available in India. He specially appreciated the staff of the KVK both Sippighat and Nicobar for taking pain for bringing the famers from Car-Nicobar  and Hut Bay to CIARI campus for this progrmmme. The training programme was sponsored by the National Academy of Science, India.
Dr. M. S. Kundu Course Director, explained about the training programme and its relevance for tribal farmers. Lectures on feeding, breeding, housing, disease management and bio-security on pig husbandry were delivered. Besides classroom participatory lectures, farmers were exposed to the farmers’ field at Wandoor and Makka Pahar to gather first hand experiences on the technology adopted by the farmers through ICAR KVK. In the valedictory session held on Tuesday, farmers gave their feedback and appreciated the efforts made by CIARI for giving them an opportunity to learn the pig farming in scientific way. Dr. S.K Zamir Ahmed, the Coordinator of the programme, explained about the involvement of National Academy of Science, India with this programme.