Ghaziabad: Brooke India (BI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Acharya Narendra Deva University Of Agriculture & Technology (ANDUAT), Kumarganj, Ayodhya, UP for knowledge partnership in research, support studies on equine health, production, training of staff and students, and other allied activities which would benefit the equine and their owners and other relevant stakeholders in the state of UP.
The MoU was signed by Dr. R. K. Joshi, Dean, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, ANDUAT and Brig JS Dharmadheeran (Retd) Country Director (CD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), BI. Through this partnership, both organisations will leverage their inherent strengths and collaborate to achieve better outcomes which foster better equine welfare in the state.
BI will also support ANDUAT in the collection of laboratory samples and garnering relevant field data. Besides, both institutions will also work together to conduct joint knowledge exchange events/webinars, develop mutually beneficially developmental project, and create skill enhancement opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff members.
This MoU is the beginning of a long term relationship between the two premier institutions for developing new tools and techniques for addressing equine centric issues in the state. It is anticipated that this agreement will further lead to sustainable development and economic development of the economically weaker section of society especially equine owning communities, who depend on their working equines to earn their livelihood. Despite the drastic decline in the equine population as per the latest livestock census, the state still has one of the largest equine populations in the country.
Reference 2019 Livestock Census https://static.pib.gov.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/key%20results.pdf