Original Articles Award
Vol.1 Issue 8
Sahoo et al
Scope of dairy goat production in India
Methane in the atmosphere has doubled due to human activity during the last 200 years. Methane is thought to be responsible for 23% of all greenhouse gas-induced warming, making it the second-largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide (CO2). CH4 emission from Indian livestock was 15.3 Tg in 2012. One of the major human-caused producers of methane (CH4) in the world is livestock farming in India. The largest source of naturally occurring methane is wetlands, and it is estimated that agriculture accounts for 27.3% of all methane emissions. One of the most significant GHGs, methane has a 28-fold greater potential to cause global warming than carbon dioxide. To diminish methane reduction various strategies can be used like the use of bacteriocins, change in dietary profile, defaunation, vaccinations against microbes or monensin as an antibacterial.
Best Article Award
Vol.2 Issue 1
Noone Sai Ram, Mayur Sudhirrao Nimgaonkar
arnessing Potential of Livestock Sector for Food Safety And Financial Security
India has been a predominantly an agrarian economy since time immemorial. The developmental efforts over the last few decades have been doubtlessly strengthened our industrial base. However, agriculture continues to be the mainstay of our economy even today. In India, keeping milch animals has been never a separate occupation from agriculture. Thus, rural economy is closely tied up with milch animals. Dairying plays a crucial role in the economy of our country. It helps in augmenting food supply, generating employment and raising nutritional level. It is a major source of income to the small and marginal farmers. The major advantage of dairy farming is its minimum land dependency and resource flexibility. Global consumption, production, and trade of livestock products have increased rapidly in the last two decades and are expected to continue. At the same time, safety concerns regarding human and animal disease associated with livestock products are increasing.
Original Article Award
Vol.2 Issue 1
Dumpapenchala Vijayreddy and Maram Bhargav Reddy
Millets And Its Importance
The name millet comes from the French word mille which means thousands of seed grains. Millets are a group of small seeded grasses belongs to the family Poaceae and serves as an important grain and fodder crop. They are being utilized as a staple food in many under developing and developing countries, especially having dryland agriculture. Millets are the 6th most important crop of cereals. Millets are originated from African regions and then spread to the different parts of the world during trading and establishment of colonies. Earliest people known the importance of these millets and included them in their diet as mentioned in the testament of Bible and in the literature of Greek and Romans. Millets are also called as nutri-cereals due to presence of proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals especially having micronutrients. Millets provide nutritional security, and it is necessary to promote millets since they are healthy and nutritious.