Dr. B. Ashok, the Vice Chancellor, of the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) inaugurated a two day training programme on sustainable dairy production funded by the Global Innovation Initiative at Pookode on 5th January 2015. Thirty progressive dairy farmers from Wayanad and Kozhikkode Districts attended the training programme. The Dean of the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Dr. K. Vijayakumar presided over the function. Sri. K.T. Thomas, Managing Director of the Malabar Regional Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd. (MRCMPU) offered felicitations. KVASU’s Director of Entrepreneurship Dr. T.P. Sethumadhavan welcomed the delegates. KVASU decided to collaborate with MRCMPU in the areas of providing Veterinary and Entrepreneurship Services in the State. KVASU will also supply quality region wise mineral mixtures to dairy co-operatives.
Dr. T.P. Sethumadhavan welcomes the delegates.
MRCMPU Ltd. is a union of more than 1000 village level dairy co-operative societies located in the six northern districts of Kerala State in South India and it is owned by the dairy farmers who are members of each affiliated society and who live in the area of operation of these societies. The societies function on the pattern of the societies affiliated to the world famous Anand Milk Union Ltd. (AMUL) at Anand (Gujarat), India and hence are also known as Anand Pattern Co-op Societies or “APCOS”. The area of operation of MRCMPU Ltd. comprises the six revenue districts of North Kerala, viz Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Palakkad. The Union is affiliated to the state level apex body-Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd operating under the trade name MILMA (short for milk marketing) along with its sister Unions at Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram. The head office of the Union is located at Peringolam under Kunnamangalam post office near Kozhikode.
Dr. Deepa Ananth expressing the vote of thanks.