The Animal Nutrition Association (ANA) made its modest beginning in the year 1993 at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, as Animal Nutrition Club with the objective of maintaining a liaison among the alumni, scientists and other professionals associated with Division of Animal Nutrition, IVRI. Based on the encouraging response and proposition received from the members across the country, it was decided to make the Animal Nutrition Club more broad-based, and accordingly it was renamed as Animal Nutrition Association, got registered with the Registrar of Societies in 1994, and made it open to all the persons involved in the field of animal nutrition and allied sciences. Since then, ANA has grown in leaps and bounds and build up as a professional forum at the national level. The ANA has now become one of the member organizations of World Association of Animal Production (WAAP), Rome. It now boasts of having more than 800 life members across India and beyond.
The association has instituted a number of awards, meant primarily for the life members, to recognize significant contributions made in the field of animal nutrition and allied disciplines:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Memorial Young Scientist Award
Nutrition Association (FANA)
Outstanding Researcher Award
for Best Paper published in ANFT
for Best PhD Thesis in Animal Nutrition
The Animal Nutrition Association has successfully organized a one-day National Workshop on 'Feeding the Indian Livestock: Challenges and Solutions' in the institute on July 19, 2019 in association with ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar and ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi at Izatnagar. The inaugural function held under the chairmanship of Dr. R.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-IVRI was graced by Dr Panjab Singh (Former Secretary DARE, GOI and Director General ICAR, & Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University) as the Chief Guest, and Dr P.L. Gautam (Former DDG, Crop Science & Vice-Chancellor, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology), Dr H.P. Singh (Former Vice-Chancellor, Rajendra Agricultural University & Deputy Director General, Hort.) and Dr M.P. Pandey (Former Vice-Chancellor Indira Gandhi Agricultural University & Birsa Agricultural University) as the Guests of Honour. Dr Arvind Kumar (Vice-Chancellor, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi) and Dr S.K. Pandey (Former Director, Central Potato Research Institute), Dr V.K. Yadav (Director IACR-IGFRI), Dr A Sahoo (Director, ICAR-CSWRI) and Dr A.K. Verma (President, Animal Nutrition Association) were the other dignitaries participated in the event.
There were two separate technical sessions followed by an open house discussion. Key presentations were made by Dr Arvind Kumar (RLB CAU, Jhansi), Dr A.K. Roy (ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi), Dr A. Kalra (Ayurvet Limited, Delhi), Dr Mahesh Chander (ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar), Dr K.S. Giridhar (ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru) and Dr P.K. Mukherjee (ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar). There was a consensus among the participants that effective integration of green fodders into the feeding practices of farm animals, taking into consideration various factors related to the agro-ecology, socio-economics, farmers participation and policy issues, would go a long way in augmenting the productivity of farm animals.
The workshop was organized by D. A.K. Pattanaik, Principal Scientist, Animal Nutrition Division as the Organizing Secretary, and Dr. S.E. Jadhav (Senior Scientist) & Dr P.K. Mukherjee (Senior Scientist) as the Co-Organizing Secretary.
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