First, I would like to thank the host organization and the people of Nepal for your warm welcome and hospitality. You are genuinely lovely people, and I appreciate your sincerity and friendship. Congratulations go to the Faculty of Animal Science, Veterinary Science and Fisheries at the Agriculture and Forestry University for a successful conference.
Comparing to the outcomes of the Conference and the efforts to elevate the importance of goats as a species that can alleviate poverty, and improve food security and nutrition, our little inconvenience during the very long-distance traveling becomes so trivial. Just like the goal of increasing production efficiency of goats, quality is far more important than quantity.
I understand that there are many conferences to be hosted by the University in the near future, I encourage the university to engage in a thought process to focus more on the quality of scientific programs, more participation by the students and faculty, and a smoother logistic arrangement.
The Asian Regional Conference on Goats has just concluded and was an incredible success.
The conference was held from October 20th to 23rd in Chitwan, Nepal, with the support of the 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 was to gather researchers, academicians, and development entities to exchange knowledge and technologies generated in the field of goat research and development across the globe.
To learn more, visit the conference website: afu.edu.np/vet/arcg2019.
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.
Invitation to attend the Asian Regional Conference on Goats, Amity University, Jaipur (India), October 22-26, 2018
Dear IGA members,
Greetings from International Goat Association! We are pleased to inform you that the IGA is supporting the Asian Regional Conference on Goats (ARCG-2018) organized by Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur (India) on Oct. 22-26, 2018. We extend a very warm invitation for you to attend this conference and to share your experiences with other goat experts, producers and enthusiasts.
Detailed information about the conference is available at www.amity.edu/arcg2018, where you can register online and submit an abstract. Early bird registration is available through August 31, 2018. You may also directly contact the local organizers:
Dr. Jagdip Singh Sohal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. G. K. Aseri (email@example.com)
Chairman Organizing Committee
We look forward to seeing you in India!
Goats were among the first farm animals to be domesticated. Goats disseminated all over the world because of their great adaptability to varying environmental conditions and the different nutritional regimes under which they were evolved and subsequently maintained. The global goat population currently stands at 921 million, of which over 90% are found in developing countries. Asia is home to about 60% of the total world goat population and has the largest goat breed share of 26%. India is the second largest producer of the goats. Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG) in India is Asia’s only institute dedicated to Goat Research. Asia contributes approximately 59% to world goat milk production and India is the largest producer of the goat milk. Rajasthan state of India has the second highest population of goats after Andhra Pradesh and has two renowned research institutes of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute, Central Arid Zone Research Institute) are executing R & D beside promoting goat-based animal husbandry in the country.
Title: Goat health - nutrition and disease prevention
Location: Veterinary Faculty of Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Date: December 2, 2017
Aim: meeting with goat breeders and training on nutrition and health of goats
Technical demonstration within the conference: presentation of the nutritive products for goats and kids, brochures on sponsors.
Languages of the conference: Polish and English. Translation will be provided.
Information about the conference is on the “KoziSerwis” website (which is run for goat breeders): http://www.kozy.edu.pl/
The 18th JSGS Meeting
The 18th Japanese Society of Goat Science (JSGS) Meeting will take place on March 27, 2017 at the Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.
Registration for presenters ends February 28, 2017; please submit your
Dear IGA Members,
As we prepare for 2017, IGA’s new Board of Directors is planning to make our organization stronger and better equipped to meet the needs of our members. The past four years under the leadership of Dr. Juan Capote brought increased membership, as well as a higher international profile and a renewed dedication to the use of goats to improve the lives of millions of rural poor. IGA produced an exceptional study, Scaling Up Successful Practices for Sustainable Small Ruminant Production for IFAD: http://www.iga-goatworld.com/scaling-upsuccessful-practices.html. We must continue to develop new areas to share IGA expertise.
The recent International Goat Conference in Antalya Turkey was a great success, from excellent presentations and wonderful technical tours to the new friendships and professional collaborations that developed. Again, I want to thank Conference Chair Dr. Irfan Daskiran, the host country committee, and the IGA Scientific Committee led by Dr. Lucia Sepe. The proceedings will become available soon, and a special edition of Small Ruminant Research will feature the best papers and posters.
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
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