A research project for the local poultry industry
In collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College, UK, the University of Peradeniya and the Department of Animal Production and Health are planning to launch a research project called One Health Poultry Hub with the financial support of the Research Fund for Global Challenges in the UK.
The research project aims to increase the production of poultry and eggs and to identify the problems that may arise in directing the local poultry industry to the export sector and direct the production activities through technological and human resource development.
The UK Global Challenges Research Fund has agreed to provide a british pound of 700,000 for the project over a five-year period.
Accordingly, the proposal made by the Minister of Education to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the relevant parties for the said research project, was approved by the Cabinet.