Visit of Hon’ble State Minister for Development of Livestock in Paris [fr]
27 May 2016:
Hon’ble State Minister for Development of Livestock, Madam Nar Devi Pun Magar, went to Paris to attend the General Assembly of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) from 22 to 27 May 2016. She was accompanied by Dr. Keshav Premy, the Director General of Department of Livestock Development and Mr. Chandra Mani Sapkota, Personal Secretary of Hon’ble Minister.
On 26 May 2016, Hon’ble Minister of State for Livestock Development visited a livestock farm Viltain in Orsay (35 km from Paris). The farm Viltain currently has 300 Holstein cows and is integrated with fruit and vegetable farming of 250 hectres land where one can pick fruits and vegetables and buy milk and cheese. It is run by a French family for three generations. Mr, Alain Reocreux, President de la filière Elevage and Jean-Michel Henneyquin, manager of the farm, briefed the Hon’ble State Minister and the delegation on different types of breed, sanitation, marketing and management as they are important elements for this type of business.
On May 27, the delegation, along with Ambassador of Nepal in Paris, Mrs. Ambika Luintel, and the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Nepalese Embassy, Mr. Ram Babu Dhakal, also visited a farm managed by Mme Mélanie Varache.
During this visit, Mme Michèle Crouzet, Vice-President of the Departmental Council of the Yonne, presented the Minister a departmental medal in the presence of Mr. Etiennne Henriot, president of the Chamber of Agriculture.
The delegation also had the opportunity to speak at length with Philip Ame, director of the Office of International Technical Cooperation of French livestock organizations (BCTI / Livestock Institute). The latter has been especially present functions and assets of French dairy breeds and rearing techniques adopted in France.