The Animal Nutrition Society of India, is pleased to have organized Interna-tional Tropical Animal Nutrition Conference ‘TROPNUTRICON-2007’ at NationalDairy Research Institute, Karnal in October 2007.The conference’s theme ‘Animal Nutrition in Tropics- Constraints and Oppor-tunities’ has the relevance of the information to all involved in promoting improvedand affordable livestock husbandry practices to the resource- poor, throughout thetropics. The conference would include a series of deliberations, on available feed re-sources and their efficient use either by manipulating rumen microbes or by modifyingthe activities of enzymes involved in digestion and utilization of end products at cellu-lar level or by partitioning the nutrients for productive purposes or by processing thefeed resources to make available the nutrients or by using feed supplements or by finding potential alternate feed resources, or by modifying the existing feeding prac-tices/systems, from all over the world, especially from tropical countries.The whole purpose is to have sustainable system, because Sustainability necessi-tates getting beyond environmentalism which is a movement against pollution whilesustainability is a movement towards new actions and behaviors. We feel confident that prudent adoption of the recommendations of this con-ference will lead to wealth creation for many poor people of tropics, which keep live-stock and provide them with an opportunity to escape from poverty and sustain inclean environment. With this hope, we welcome delegates from all over the world toKarnal. We are very grateful to the participants who shared their experiences, withouttheir generous participation, these proceedings would not have been achieved.The endless efforts put in by our staff especially Ms Kamal preet Kaur and Dr Jasmin Kaur, friends and the family members is duly acknowledged.
M P S BakshiM Wadhwa