November 21, 2017

40th Business session of the Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and Pacific

Union Minister Dr Aung Thu and dignitries pose for a documentary photo. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Aung Thu and dignitries pose for a documentary photo. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu delivered an opening speech at 40th Business session of the Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and Pacific (APHCA) held yesterday afternoon in Royal ACE Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw.
The Union Minister said the ministry is striving toward livestock breeding development, increase export in addition to producing sufficient animal products for local consumption, rural people’s development and fulfilling the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Having sufficient and balanced nutrition is important for healthy life. Especially milk is a very good nutrient for continuous growth rate from young age as well as to have a good intelligent capability. All countries are urged to work together for development of dairy cow breeding and sufficient production of milk and related products in the region.
Due to increasing world population, travel between countries and development of industries, there were more climate irregularities and occurrence of natural disasters resulting in increased effect of climate change on human and animals were experienced. On the other hand increased breeding of animals such as cows and improper disposal of animal wastes were suspected of causing environmental damages resulting in climate irregularities.
The Union Minister is happy to note that in this meeting country wise works need to be done for establishment of animal production and dairy cow breeding that are in harmony with climate and cooperation works between the countries will be discussed.
The meeting hosted by Myanmar was jointly organized by Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, Myanmar Livestock Federation, Asia region dairy cow breeding association and Thailand dairy cow development. Senior officials from 18 member countries of APHCA, officials from related local and international organizations like Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and European Union (EU) attended the meeting that will be held until 10 November. —Myanmar News Agency

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