International Workshop on Sericulture held at Mysore, India from 11-16 April, 2016
As part of ISC efforts to develop sericulture and silk industry across the countries, an international workshop on sericulture industry was held at Mysore, India, during 11-16 April, 2016. This prestigious event was jointly organised by International Sericultural Commission (ISC), Bangalore, African-Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO), New Delhi and Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Bangalore. The workshop was inaugurated by His Excellency Eng. Wassfi Hassan El-Sreihin, Secretary General, African-Asian Rural Development Organization. The event witnessed the participation of 19 delegates from 13 countries besides 25 scientists and technocrats of Central Silk Board, India.
The workshop was structured in a way to enable the country delegates to study the successful economic models of sericulture practice developed in India for replicating in their respective countries. The two days’ workshop deliberations resulted in adopting major policy recommendations for future actions. The remaining four days were devoted for exposure visits to sericulture areas and facilities in and around Bangalore and Mysore. The field visits have provided an opportunity for the delegates to study on how the Indian silk industry has emerged as a commercially viable enterprise for employment generation and poverty alleviation.