A state-level stakeholders workshop on Sustainable Poultry Production through the One Health approach was organised by the Tamil Nadu, India, partners in the One Health Poultry Hub.
Two hundred and fifty stakeholders from Tamil Nadu, comprising poultry breeders, integrators, feed manufacturers, pharmaceuticals experts, poultry supervisors, transporters, and broiler, layer and Desi chicken farmers participated in two technical sessions: a stakeholder session and a farmer-scientist interaction session.
Leading poultry industrialists and representatives from MBS Hatcheries, Suguna Poultry, SKM, Shanthi Poultry, Sakthi Hatcheries, Srinivasa Poultry, Sun India, Sunstar, MS Hatcheries, Kaveri, VSL Breeding, RGS Kamadhenu, Vangili, Aviagen and VRL Hatcheries participated, as well as representatives from the Broiler Coordination Committee and Broiler Farmers Association, poultry entrepreneurs and farmers, and food safety and health officers.
Dr K. Mani, Principal, Suguna Institute of Poultry Management and Former Dean, CPPM, Tanuvas, was chief guest at the event. He launched a DVD, Biosecurity Measures for Hygienic Poultry Production, and he delivered a special address. Mr Sivakumar, DGM, Sakthi Sugars Soya Division, Pollachi, offered his greetings. Professor Fiona Tomley, Director of the Hub, and Hub investigators Professor Rajib Dasgupta, Dr Prakash Koringa, Dr Pallavi Mishra, Dr Haidaruliman Ismail Paleja and Professor Ayona Silva-Fletcher also participated in the event virtually.
An exhibition with stalls put up by leading poultry feed dealers, drug manufacturers, equipment manufacturers was held as a part of the programme. Hub investigators, and members and faculty of TANUVAS participated and made necessary arrangements for the workshop.