Animal Husbandry

ICAR, ILRI Launch Project on ‘Backyard Poultry Genomics’


The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) together launched a collaborative project on “Backyard Poultry Genomics” at the ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research in Hyderabad.

Dr. Habibar Rahman, Regional Representative, South Asia briefed about the project’s genesis and importance. He also highlighted the native chicken breeds’ importance and their improvement for the rural poultry farmers’ benefit.

Smt. Roma Oli, Senior Administrative Officer, ILRI stated about the modalities and logistics in the execution of ILRI funded projects. She also deliberated the ILRI’s role in enhancing the food security through the adoption of scientific programmes across the Globe.were present during the inauguration.

The project is being executed by Dr. Olivier Hanotte and Dr. Dessie Tadelle (ILRI, Nairobi); Dr. T.K. Bhattacharya, Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Dr. S.P. Yadav, and Dr. Chandan Paswan (ICAR-DPR), Hyderabad and Dr. Anil Rai, and Dr. A.R. Rao (ICAR-IASRI).

Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad briefed about the native chicken’s role in uplifting the socio-economic and nutritional status of the rural people across the country.

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