Conclave of 75 Entrepreneurs And Exhibition Of 75 Indigenous Livestock Breeds Today
Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying ParshottamRupala will address the inaugural Session at ‘Conclave of 75 Entrepreneurs and Exhibition of 75 Indigenous Livestock Breeds’ today in the national capital.
As part of AzadiKaAmritMahotsav, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising the conclave with focus on dairy and poultry farmers, innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and industry as well as a digital exhibition to showcase the best 75 indigenous breeds from bovine, caprine, avian, and porcine species.
The conference at the Conclave is focussing on three technical thematic sessions namely increasing productivity, improving animal health andvalue addition and market linkages and Innovation and technology.
The focus is on showcasing the key trends, identifying the opportunity and drawing a clear roadmap for the dairy and poultry sector with focus on enhancing farmers’ incomes.
The sessions in the conclave will showcase some of the innovative solutions and best practices that offer the potential to transform the dairy and poultry sector and enhance farmers’ incomes and will aim towards creating a road map for the dairy and poultry sector.
It will be a deep dive into the emerging opportunities and will be a platform to learn from the experiences of progressive farmers, entrepreneurs, as well as start-ups as to how value addition, diversified product portfolio supported by improved market access have helped in changing the dynamics in the dairy and poultry sector and also created enhanced income opportunities.
Digital exhibition in the conclave will showcase 75 Indigenous livestock breeds and success stories of dairy and poultry farmers, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and industry.
Earlier, in this month, Rupala had visited Brazil on an invitation of Agriculture Minister of Brazil Marcos Montes Cordeiro.
Rupala had led a delegation composed of experts from animal husbandry and dairying sector and representatives of the private sector.
The minister held meetings with presidents of the Brazilian Association of Zebu Breeders (ABCZ), Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), and Brazilian Cooperatives Organization (OCB) and Mayor of Uberabato discussed ways to increase cooperation in the dairy sector.
India has vast livestock resources including poultry. Livestock is an important source of income for landless and marginal farmers and plays an important role in national economy.
In the current scenarios, India ranks first in cattle and buffalo population and is the largest producer of milk and buffalo meat, second largest producer of goat meat and third largest producer of poultry.
The value of output for the Indian poultry egg sector was USD 4.95 billion in 2018-19 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.76 per cent. India produced 122.04 billion poultry eggs in 2020-21 with around seven per cent growth from previous year.
The top five meat-producing states are Uttar Pradesh (15.1 per cent), Maharashtra (12.6 per cent), West Bengal (10.6 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (9.6 per cent), and Telangana (9.3 per cent) which contributed 56.9 per cent of the total meat production in the country in 2020-2021.
According to Invest India, the demand for overall animal feed was valued at USD 8.3 billion with a growth rate of 4.3 per cent in 2020.