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.
I am very proud of my colleagues from IGA, Juan, Lucia, Jean-Marie, Sándor, Yingjie for taking the time to travel so far to support this regional conference. To Beth, thank you for your able leadership and your ability to represent IGA so well. On behalf of speakers and participants, I would like to extend my appreciation and admiration to Vice-Chancellor Sharada Thapaliya for your leadership and serving as the chair for this successful conference. As a former vice-chancellor, myself, I must say that you are one of the most down-to-the-earth vice-chancellors that I have ever met. During the past several days, I saw how well you interacted with your s, faculty, and students. I wish you a great journey as a successful vice chancellor for this young, vibrant and aspiring university.
Last, but not least, thanks go to the student volunteers for your enthusiasm and dedication, you remind us of what university and higher education are all about.
Thank you all. Namaste!
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.