Country Representative for Iran
Farhad graduated with a B.Sc. in Animal Science and M.Sc. in Animal Husbandry Economics from Iran and was awarded a Ph.D. in Livestock Production Management from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. His Ph.D. research focused on goat and kid rearing and breeding.
Farhad was the organizer and designer of World Goat Day to promote the socio-economic status of small ruminant producers through holding of National Goat Day in 2016 and World Goat Day in 2017. He is also a Senior Expert at the Animal Science Research Institute of Iran.
Farhad has established the Aryan Rural & Nomads Animal Production Management Association to support Rural and Nomadic communities to reach their rights as main suppliers of meat and protein to their nation and as Managing Director of the Association. His next objective is getting official recognition of World Goat Day on FAO’s international calendar.
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