Country Representative for India
Mamta is a veterinarian with over 20 years of varied experience ranging from international organizations like GALVmed, South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Programme (FAO and National Dairy Development Board of India joint programme), Animal Husbandry Department of Rajasthan, and various animal welfare organizations.
She has been pro-actively championing the need for mainstreaming Community Animal Health Workers as a means of reaching veterinary services for control of PPR and Goat Pox to smallholder goat farmers to increase their incomes and nutritional security. She has worked extensively in policy influencing and advocacy of policies that favor smallholder farmers’ access to veterinary products, services, and extension. In her last appointment as Regional Manager for South Asia, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines, she trained in gender mainstreaming of programs and projects and focussed on reaching out to women farmers that keep goats and poultry through field projects.
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