World Food Prize laureate Prof. Rattan Lal inaugurates training programme at SKUAST-K
SRINAGAR : Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir(SKUAST-K), Shalimar is holding ten days online international training programme on “Climate Risk Assessment and its Management through Agro meteorological Approaches” from 21st October, 2020.
In this regard, the inaugural function of the training program was organized yesterday at 5:30 PM (IST) through online mode comprising of guests of national and international repute.
Prof. Rattan Lal, Director Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University USA, who is also the recipient of World Food Prize 2020 (Nobel Prize of Asia) was the Chief Guest of the session.
Dr. Ch. Srinivasaroa, Director ICAR NAARM, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad, Director Extension, SKUAST K, Dr. Nazir A. Ganai, Director, Planning and Monitoring and PI NAHEP SKUASTK were the other guests on the occasion.
During the inaugural address, Dr.Rattan Lal appreciated university work and emphasised on importance of agro-meteorology in achieving food security and sustainable development goals. He also enlightened participants on need of soil, water and air conservation.
He appreciated the Course and Co-Course Directors viz., Dr. Latief Ahmad and Dr. Syed Sheraz Mahdi and other members of the organizing committee for organising this much needed training programme of international standard which was attended by more than 330 participants across the globe. He also applauded course design, content and selection of subject matter experts for deliberations on various topics related to climate risks and its management.
Dr Mushtaq Ahmed, Director Extension, SKAUST-K, in his address emphasised the need for managing the climate risks affecting the agriculture production of local farmers.
Dr. Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Director Planning and PI, NAHEP also emphasized on role of agro-meteorology for food and livelihood security and emphasised the need to combat the climatic risks affecting our agriculture and allied sectors.
Dr. Latief Ahmed, Course Director welcomed the guests and briefed participants and expert guests about the training program.
Dr. M. Anwar Bhat, Professor & Head, Division of Agronomy, FoA, Wadura made opening remarks about the training program.
Dr. S. Sheraz Mahdi, Co-Course Director of training programme carried out the proceedings of the training programme.