11-OCT-2014: Professor Nizamuddin Khan, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University has participated in 3rd International Conference on Hydrology and Meteorology held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, organized by US based OMICS Publishing Group. He delivered a lecture on ‚??Dynamics of Livestock Husbandry and Challenges of Water Resources‚??.
In his lecture, Prof. Khan highlighted the fast growth of livestock husbandry and their products like milk and meat due to increasing urbanization, change in foods habits as well as improvement in disposable income in developing countries.
He asserted that development in livestock sector has resulted in reducing poverty through generation of livelihood and employment for poor farmers, women and landless labourers. However, malnutrition has also increased during last few decades. Poultry sector has surpassed beef and mutton industry.
Prof. Khan warned that this blessed growth may prove to be a curse due to increasing utilization of water in livestock sector. More than 8 percent total global usable water is consumed by this sector, posing a competition to water use in cropping agriculture. Depletion of water table, pollution of surface water and excess release of green house gases are serious consequences of livestock dynamics in developing world, especially in India.
Prof. Khan has 80 research papers, 9 books and 6 research projects to his credit. He has participated in more than four dozen national and international conferences and visited countries like Australia, New Zealand, USA, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Slovenia, South Africa, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippine and Japan. His research interests include marketing geography, agricultural marketing and livestock husbandry.