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Thursday, 12 July 2012


It is with great pleasure the Animal Nutrition Association (ANA) invites you to its 8th Biennial Conference on the theme Animal Nutrition Research Strategies for Food Security. Globally, livestock are becoming the most important sub-sector of agriculture with the demand in developing countries for animal foods projected to double over the next few years. The forecasted scenario is because of the emergent recognition of the potential contribution of animal origin foods for food and nutritional security of the growing population across the globe. This provides a major opportunity for livestock farmers and entrepreneurs to derive greater returns. On the flipside, it also accentuates the concerns over related issues stretching from paramount role of nutritional inputs vis-a-vis productivity augmentation to emerging apprehensions about decline in environmental quality and food safety. Hence it has become imperative to reorient and prioritize the animal nutrition research in order to adapt the same to the burgeoning demands of food security in light of heightened concern for sustainable resource utilization.
Being hosted by Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences at Bikaner, the conference, besides its academic flavour and scientific fervor, is expected to be a cherished experience for the delegates who can
utilize the occasion to get a taste of the serene beauty and sublime culture of Rajasthan.
D N Kamra

Bikaner, formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner, was founded by Rao Bika in 1486. Since then it has traversed a long way to become the fourth largest city in Rajasthan. Studded with impregnable forts, magnificent palaces, grand havelis and mansions noted for their architectural grandeur, attracts tourists from all over the world. It would thus be the most fitting venue for hosting the ANAC-2012.

The scientific committee of the ANAC 2012 invites all interested individuals to submit abstracts of research
papers (in extended format) not exceeding 800 words (2 hard copies plus a soft copy in MS WORD) to be considered for Oral/Poster Presentation by September 30, 2012 addressed to:
Dr. A. K. Pattanaik
Chief Editor, ANA Publications
CAFT in Animal Nutrition, Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Izatnagar–243 122, India
Telefax: 0581-2301318

All the delegates have to register themselves by paying the registration fee as detailed below:
Delegates - Rs. 4000
Students - Rs. 2000
Accompanying persons - Rs. 1500
Accommodation for delegates would be arranged in private hotels, tariffs for which range from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000 per day. Rooms in hotels will be booked on a firstcome- first-served basis. The organizing committee shall make arrangements for local sight-seeing. Further, trip to nearby places of tourist interest shall also be facilitated for interested delegates on payment basis.

Contact for further details:
Dr. Tribhuwan Sharma
Organizing Secretary
Director, PME & Head, Department of Animal Nutrition
Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
Bikaner-334 001, India
Telefax: +91-151-2544297; Mobile: +91-9414264997
Fax: +91-151-2549348

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