25 livestock entrepreneurs trained by Israeli livestock experts
A course on livestock was held for Entrepreneur Managers of the Agriculture Development Bank Limited (ADBL)and ADBL Livestock Entrepreneurs as a part of cooperation between the governments of Israel and Nepal,
25 participants benefited from this course that was held from 29 August to 6 September 2012.
“The objective of livestock training was to provide managerial and technical exposure with specific training in livestock farming, dairy cattle farming in plain lands, cattle breed selection techniques, technical aspects, managerial aspects and financial aspects among others,”
according to a statement issued by the Embassy of Israel to inform about the completion of the course.
Experts from 'The Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation', CINADCO, Israel, provided training and shared their expertise among the trainees.
“Livestock has a huge potential to grow in the Nepali market as majority of the Nepalese people are still earning their living by farming and they keep animals for milk and milk products. This training provides the farmers with right techniques for cattle breading and intensive dairy farming systems for cattle appropriate for Nepal,” the statement added.
According to the Israel Embassy, dairy industry is one of the leading sectors in Israeli agriculture. It supplies most of the domestic demand for milk and dairy products. The national dairy herd comprise of the Israeli-Holstein breed, which has been developed by the Israeli Genetic Improvement System. Almost all cows are bred by Artificial Insemination and each has a GPS Computer System attached to its neck or legs to gather exact data about the animal in order to give a cow the right condition to bring to maximum productivity. Israel's dairy farms are environment friendly and constitute a model for comprehensive solution to one of the most difficult problems associated with cattle raising in Israel.
The course was jointly organized by MASHAV, CINADCO, ADBL and Embassy of Israel. nepalnews.com