Beyond treatment and breed improvement
The focus of livestock development in India should shift from breed improvement and disease management to strengthening knowledge provision to livestock keepers, argues Dr.Mahesh Chander
Why Collaboration Matters for Livestock Development?
Livestock sector`s growth in India is constrained not due to lack of organizations or programs, but due to inability of organizations to collaborate with each other, argues Professor S V N Rao.
Livestock extension-need for a paradigm change
While basics of extension remain the same, livestock extension needs different treatment. It is time to relook at livestock extension and bring about a paradigm change, argues Dr D V Rangnekar.
Quantity Vs Quality: The great dilemma of livestock research
Extension is not merely about promoting research based knowledge among farmers. Providing feedback on knowledge use and raising new and relevant research questions are equally important.
Inefficient Extension Services: Livestock Owners Bear the Brunt
Today there is nothing like livestock extension in the country. Its necessity is neither recognized by the policy makers nor demanded by the livestock owners. The resultant knowledge gap has been leading to several serious consequences. argue, Dr S V N Rao and Dr K Natchimuthu.
Extension for Promotion of Improved Backyard Poultry
Promotion of improved strains of backyard poultry can potentially improve nutritional status and income of rural communities, if adequate extension support could be provided. However the focus has been more on the provision of subsidies than on the knowledge and skills.
ARE WE GENERATING NEED BASED AND RELEVANT LIVESTOCK TECHNOLOGIES?
Dissemination of improved livestock technologies is important to enhance livestock productivity. But investigating the relevance of these technologies and the process of technology generation is equally or more important argues Prakashkumar Rathod and Mahesh Chander.
Can CSR Funds Strengthen Indian Livestock Sector?
Indian Animal Husbandry Sector is under-resourced. Increased investments from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds can improve the performance of this sector, argue Mahesh Chander, Devesh Thakur and Adesh Kumar Verma
THE YAK-MOVING TREASURE OF HIGH HIMALAYAS
Yak farming is critical for the livelihoods of poor rural nomads in the cold northern areas of Nepal. However, this sector is yet to get the attention it deserves, argues Krishna Acharya
Informal Education Needs in Dairying and Livestock Sector
The formal extension institutions are unable to meet information and skill requirements of a vast segment of dairy and livestock farmers. Thus, there is an urgent need to think of alternate systems of information delivery to meet informal education needs of this target clientele, argue Mahesh Chander and Devesh Thakur.
Convergence for Synergistic Effect in Dairy Development
Convergence of different entities working for synergistic effect in dairy development is the need of the hour. Dr. V. B. Dixit, Dr. Hema Tripathi, Ms. A Duhan and Dr. I J Singh share their thoughts in this regard.