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PHUKET: After previous editions in Cairo, Delhi, Manila, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, the World Buffalo Congress will this year make its way to Thailand, where Phuket will host the triennial event at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa in Karon from May, 6 to 8.

More than 500 participants from 35 countries are scheduled to attend the event, which this year will be held under the theme “Green Production Against Global Warming”.

“The conference’s main objective is to discuss and exchange scientific and technology information and opinions in regards to the study and breeding of buffaloes,” Dr Rangsan Parnpai, president of the International Buffalo Federation (IBF), explained at a press conference earlier this week.

“It is also great chance to build connections between buffalo researchers throughout the globe,” he said.

“While many people know Phuket as city full of tourist destinations, Phuket was originally dependent on the agricultural sector,” Dr Prapha Kayee, director of Phuket Rajabhat University, explained.

“The Buffalo Congress will create awareness about the importance of buffaloes and agriculture. I believe that we can benefit and learn the value of agricultural tourism from this event,” she said.

For more information visit the World Buffalo Congress website (click here).

— Namsai Wongsaeree

 

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