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On-farm demonstration and distribution of Inputs to farmers under NABARD-Funded Poultry Project

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03 June 2024, Goa: An input distribution-cum-demonstration programme conducted under the NABARD-funded project ‘Promotion of Improved Indigenous Backyard Poultry through Scientific Interventions for Sustainable Poultry Production and Livelihood Security in Goa’ at the Poultry Unit of ICAR- Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa on 8th, 13th, 30th and 31st May 2024.

Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-CCARI Goa interacted with the beneficiaries and urged them to be self-sufficient through sustainable poultry farming.

Dr. Nibedita Nayak, Scientist, and PI of the project, highlighted the objective of the project and briefed about the brooding of chicks and management at every stage of rearing chicken.

Dr. Amiya Ranjan Sahu, Scientist and Co-PI of the project, emphasised the preventive measures to avoid infection in backyard poultry and provided effective solutions and a vaccination schedule.  

Dr. Shirish Narnaware, Senior Scientist (Veterinary Pathology) & Section I/C (Animal & Fishery Science), spoke about the terms and conditions of the project and the health management of the chicks. He also accentuated the adoption of sustainable poultry farming practices.

Technical assistance and demonstrations on using the feeder and precise drinker were provided during the programme. The farmers received baby chicks, 30 kg of chick feed, one feeder, and one waterer during the event.

A total of 27 farmers from Bardez taluka of Goa attended the programme.

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