Dairy Science Park (DSP) was established at the University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan for generating decent employment and exportable surpluses across the Food Value Chain. DSP was registered as a Society with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and accepted by the United Nations as SDGAction9671.
International Workshops were held in various countries on Biorisk Management, sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory, USA. Policy makers and representatives from academia, government, civil society, and the corporate sector were engaged in awareness making workshops. A total of 105 delegates were trained. Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council was engaged in the process and a training package was developed for integration into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree curriculum in place at various Pakistani universities.
Local farmers and processors were facilitated in establishing entrepreneurship models through motivation and quality control certification, enabling them to get good price for their products and to survive gracefully in the society. The provincial and federal governments were engaged in policy reforms and academia-industries linkage. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN was advised on Good Governance by DSP’s President as National Consultant Livestock. DSP Balochistan Chapter was established at Quetta CCI during Balochistan Livestock Expo 2019 inaugurated by Mr Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
DSP intends to facilitate availability of the advanced technologies through academia industry ic institutions, for farmers and processors. Good practices would be introduced for farm production, products processing, and quality monitoring. Marketing linkages will be facilitated for enhancing stakeholders’ income. Young men and women across the Chain would be facilitated in establishing entrepreneurship models. Farmers, producers’ groups and partners from academia and development sectors would be engaged in the process for providing visible solutions to the society in the form of functioning business models.
Prof M Subhan Qureshi PhD