Training programme organised at Sribantapur on Women entrepreneurship through Goat farming and POSHAN Abhiyan programme @ Bharat ki Azadi ka Amrit Mahostav

A skill based capacity building programme on Women entrepreneurship through Goat farming under the project "Development of women entrepreneurship in Livestock and fisheries sector for promoting gender equity and strengthening livelihood" was organised at Sribantapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 9th June 2022 under SCSP programme. Awareness was also developed on nutrition and health of farm women by POSHAN Abhiyan through Nutri Smart Village programme.
Dr. Biswanath Sahoo, Pr. Scientist welcomed the participants and described the importance of goat farming in entrepreneurship mode for economic empowerment of farm women. He emphasized upon improved method of feeding, breeding and management of goats and improved farming and urged the farmers to work through SHG/FPOs to avail the benefits of various govt. schemes and subsidies in animal husbandry.
Dr. Lipi Das, Pr. Scientist & nodal officer, Nutrismart village programme described the importance of WFPOs for Strengthening POSHAN Abhiyan programme for achieving better nutrition and health outcomes of mother and child. The nutri-sensitive agriculture, a food-based approach to agricultural development was emphasized in the training programme to produce nutritionally rich foods to overcome malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies of farm women.
Dr Banoj kumar Pati, Veterinary doctor, Machhagaon detailed about various diseases of goats, prevention and remedial measures through timely vaccination. Forty two farm women participated in the programme in which the farm women were made aware about scientific goat farming nutritional awareness, health and wellbeing. Various inputs and women friendly agricultural tools and implements were demonstrated and distributed under SCSP programme. The programme was organised as a part of Bharat ki Azadi ka Amrit Mahostav to commemorate 75 years of India's independence. At the end, vote of thanks was offered by Mrs Tapaswini Sahoo.