Faculty of Animal Science, Veterinary Science and Fisheries, Agriculture and Forestry University, Chitwan, Nepal in collaboration with the International Goat Association (IGA) is organizing the second Asian Regional Conference on Goats (ARCG 2019). The theme of the conference is ‘goats for food, nutrition and economic security in developing world.’ The conference will be held on 20-23 October 2019 in Chitwan, Nepal in support of Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Department of Livestock Services; Nepal Agricultural Research Council; Heifer International Nepal and University Grants Commission. The main aim of the conference is to gather researchers, academicians and development entities to exchange knowledge and technologies generated in the field of goat research and development across the globe.
Thus, the organizing committee of ARCG 2019 hereby announces this CALL FOR ABSTRACT for the same.
The Regional workshop on goat breeding within the Hungarian-Romanian European Regional cross-border conference, organized under the auspices of the International Goat Association in cooperation with Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association took place in Debrecen, Hungary and Oradea, Romania. The conference was held on 8-10 April in Debrecen and on 11 April in Oradea.
The participants of the conference were arriving from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia (The Former Yugoslav Republic of), Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, as well as South Africa, USA, Mexico, New-Zealand, Malaysia, Israel, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco.
There were five sessions held within the conference
3. Environment and production systems;
4. Animal health;
Human Health, along with one round-table (on animal welfare of goats), and three separate workshops on different sections of goat reproduction.
The ERCG 2014 is an official IGA sponsored regional conference, and to thank those who register the conference organizers and IGA are offering a special gift. ALL registrations include a free 1 year IGA membership for new members or $20 off a membership renewal. Go to: www.iga-goatworld.com/free-membership.html and fill out the form.
If you haven't registered yet, then visit: http://ercg2014.org
The motivation for a conference on goats in Norway was based on two wishes. One wish was to welcome international experts on goats to a regional IGA conference in Norway, and the second was to finalize a national scientific project on goat milk quality with a conference on this topic. These two whishes were merged together and the idea was supported by the IGA Board.
The IGA country representative, Alfredo Teixeira, for Portugal in association with National Serrana Goat Breeders Association (ANCRAS) and the Agriculture School (ESA) of the Bragança Polytechnic Institute I (IPB) organized the First Portuguese Goat Production Meeting which occurred in Bragança (Portugal) from October 19-21, 2006.
Main conclusions of the IGA regional meeting, Santa Cruz de la Palma (Canary Islands), October 4-5, "Local Goat Genotypes and their Utilization in Management Systems as Means of Conservation"
The purpose of this meeting was to join an IGA regional meeting with the regular Iberian Congress of the Spanish Society of Animal Genetic Resources and the Portuguese Society of Animal Genetic Resources. This meeting was located in La Palma, a small Canary island with a local goat breed, the Palmera breed* and specific extensive pastoral traditional systems.
Around 90 scientists and technicians** from the Iberian Peninsula, as well as from Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Guatemala, etc.), who were involved in the conservation of local animal breeds including; goats, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and even snails, presented theirs works and discussed the future of local breeds and their conservation.
An International Symposium in Constanta from June 27-30, 2006
Report written by Stela Zamfirescu
For the first time in Romania an international animal breeding symposium was organized by; a local agency, an international agency, local universities, and several national and state agencies. The symposium was organized in Constanta from June 27-30, 2006.
254 persons attended this meeting, out of which 60 were international visitors; 23 were from CEEC countries (Hungary, Albania, Polish Republic, Albania, Kosovo, Slovenia, Croatia, Turkey and Azerbaijan), 22 were from European Union countries (France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany and The Nederland), and the remaining 15 were from USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Egypt, Jordanian and Syria.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.