Jammu and Kashmir: World Food Prize laureate Rattan Lal inaugurates training programme at SKUAST-K
Srinagar: A ten-day online international training programme on “Climate Risk Assessment and its Management through Agro meteorological Approaches” was inaugurated at the Sher-e Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Shalimar on Wednesday.
Professor Rattan Lal, Director Carbon Management and Sequestration Centre, The Ohio State University USA, who is also the recipient of World Food Prize 2020 (known as the Nobel Prize of Asia) was the chief guest on the occasion.
Dr Ch. Srinivasaroa, Director ICAR NAARM, DrMushtaq Ahmad, Director Extension, SKUAST K, DrNazir A. Ganai, Director, Planning and Monitoring and PI NAHEP SKUASTK were among other guests present on the occasion.
During his inaugural address, Dr Rattan Lal appreciated the work of the university and emphasised the 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 and other members of the organizing committee for organising this much needed training programme.
Professor Rattan Lal also applauded course design, content and selection of subject matter experts for deliberations on various topics related to climate risks and its management.
The session was attended by more than 330 participants across the globe. 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 the role of agro-meteorology for food and livelihood security and emphasised the need to combat the climatic risks affecting our agriculture and allied sectors.