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October 25-27, 2024
BRAC BCDM, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dear Scientists and Friends,

On behalf of Asian Buffalo Association and the Organizing Committee of the 11th ABC 2024, I am honored to invite you all to the Congress to be held from 25th to 27th October, 2024 at BCDM, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The theme of the Congress is “Buffalo for safe food and sustainable Production”.

Buffalo once regarded as draught animal is now honoured as dairy animal due to outstanding food value of its milk. Asia alone houses 97.04% of the world buffalo population of 208 million heads. India houses 57.8% of the world buffalo population, followed by 18.9% in Pakistan and 11.6% in China. However, it is found in almost all the continents of the world thus becoming a global animal. Out of 16 well defined and recognized breed of buffalo, Asia alone possesses 15 breeds including world renounced Murrah, Jaffarabadi, Mehsana, Nili Ravi, Surti and Banni. This species contributes 15% of the total milk produced in the world. However, 98.91% of the buffalo milk and 96.44% of the buffalo meat are produced in the Asian region. Thanks to predominant contribution of Asian buffalo as the top buffalo milk and meat producing species of the world.

During the 21st century, climate change has been identified as the most catastrophic phenomena affecting all forms of life on Earth. The impacts are already evident and noticeable. These changes affect all eco-systems and are a perceived threat to livelihood, food security and sustainable development. The environmental impact of food production must be adjusted accordingly. To achieve this, sustainable strategies must be put in place to produce and supply enough nutritious and safe food for a growing population. Water buffalo is an emerging species worldwide and can contribute significantly to more sustainable food production in the long term. Dairy and meat products derived from buffalo are highly nutritious and meet human needs for high quality protein.

The number of buffalo is increasing in India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Italy, South America and some part of the world. However, the number of buffalo is decreasing in South east Asia, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh and other countries. It is important that all stake-holders and scientists involved in buffalo production and research contribute to a global strategy that addresses global food and environmental challenges.

Under this backdrop, Asian Buffalo Association (ABA), in cooperation with Bangladesh Buffalo Association (BBA), International Buffalo Federation (IBF), Department of the Livestock Services, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural University have teamed-up to host the 11th Asian Buffalo Congress at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Organizing Committee extends its warm invitation to scientists, students, planners, farmers, entrepreneurs and buffalo enthusiast for attending the 11th Asian Buffalo Congress at Savar, Dhaka. The congress will provide a unique platform of networking among the scientists, professionals and policy makers not only from Asia, but also from all over the world. Moreover, the scientific deliberations, knowledge sharing and discussions during the Congress will add more scientific value on buffalo research and help addressing the key issues of buffalo production and its sustainable development.

Let us join hands to make the 11th ABC 2024 a grand success.                               

Professor Dr. Md. Omar Faruque
Asian Buffalo Association

Important Dates

  • Registration deadline: 31 August, 2024
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 July, 2024
  • Abstract accepted deadline: 31 July 2024
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