The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is very keen to get modern technology tools and methods to attain sustainability in food production and livestock development.
Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir while speaking in a Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SKUAST) said that this conference is significant and timely when the population of the world has surpassed the mark of 7 billion and is ever increasing. He made out that technology is going to play a major role in ensuring food and nutritional security for world population in the years ahead. He maintained that none can afford to be technologically impaired.
He remarked that we have earmarked a robust plan of Rs 5000 Cr for development of agriculture here. He observed that the important programmes like attaining sustainability in mutton, poultry, fish, wool, fodder production mentioned here should be our focus areas as around 40% of our agricultural income consists from that of livestock farming.
During the conference it was revealed that in view of an ever increasing world population the food and nutritional security with zero hunger goals poses a challenge for us. It was revealed that livestock accounts for 40% of global agricultural GDP, provides over 33% of the world’s protein intake and 7% of global kilocalorie consumption. The demand for meat and milk in 2050 is projected to grow by 73% and 58% respectively.