Livelihood promotion through integrated farming system in Assam
Dr. Niranjan Kalita (Co-PI)
Successfully completed 3 research projects, viz., (i) In vitro and in vivo evaluation of protein quality and utilization of silk worm pupae meal of Assam as protein source in poultry diet (1998-2001), (ii) Utilization of nutritious cereals and byproducts of oilseed based cropping systems for poultry production (2000-2004) and (iii) Measures to counteract/detoxify aflatoxins in oilseeds and nutritious coarse cereals based poultry and livestock feeds (2000-2004).
Economic Poultry ration formulated for rural adoption with locally available feed ingredients like rice kani, MOC etc. where regular feed stuff are either costly or scanty.
Least cost housing design developed for rural poultry using locally available materials like bamboo, thatch, polythene, CI sheets etc.
Explored the possibility of Broiler rearing in scavenging system in farmer's premises with minimal supplementary feedstuff.
Technology developed to detoxify/counteract aflatoxins in animal feeds through the application of herbs like ginger etc.
Exploring possibility of indigenous chicken and duck farming as an economic venture with low input technology in rural situation.
Silkworm pupae meal is found to be the best alternative of fishmeal for preparation of poultry ration under local condition.
Conducted various farmers training programs in collaboration with the SIRD, DEE (AAU), NGOs etc.
Involved in developing various study materials for certificate courses in poultry production for Sri Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, Guwahati.
The department has released a dual purpose multicolour chicken variety ('Kamrupa') for rural poultry on 11-02-2015.
The department has organized National Symposium on Rural Poultry for Livelihood, Nutritional and Economic Security and XXXIII Annual Conference of IPSA on November 3-5, 2016.
Dr. N. Kalita, Professor, Poultry Science presented two numbers of Research papers (one oral + one poster) at International Worlds' Poultry Congress held at Beijing, China in 2016.
Dr. D. Sapcota, Professor, Poultry Science has undergone Post Doctoral Associateship for 6 months from Sept/16 to March/17 at North Carolina State University, USA.
Dr. D. Sapcota, Professor, Poultry Science attended 'Eastern North Carolina Broiler Production Short Course' at Duplin County Center, Kenansville, NC, USA on Sept 21/2016.
Dr. D. Sapcota, Professor, Poultry Science attended International Production & Processing Expo at Georgia World Congress Center; 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW; Atlanta, Georgia USA in Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2017.
Dr. D. Sapcota, Professor, Poultry Science attended 2017 International Poultry Scientific Forum and acted as judge for oral presentation at Georgia World Congress Center, Building B, Atlanta, Georgia USA in Jan. 30-31, 2017.
Dr. N. Kalita, Professor, Poultry Science has received best Scientist award of FVSc, AAU, Khanapara in 2016.
The department has conducted TSP programme covering about 400 families during the last 5 years.
The department has trained 89 numbers of UG students under Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) on hatchery management and commercial broiler production. The students generated a total income of Rs. 5,43,747/- during the last 5 years under ELP.