DSP participated in FAO Best Practices in transforming food systems

FAP-UN floated a Call for best practices in transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets and addressing key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition. Dairy Science Park was presented as a best practice and was uploaded at FAO website.

Download: FSN-Good-Practice-Qureshi-MS

 

 
Summary
This Report has been prepared in response to an FAO-UN Call for best practices in transforming
food systems for affordable healthy diets and addressing key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition.
Dairy Science Park (Park/DSP) has been introduced as a sacred mission for welfare of people of the
Region through generation of self-employment and hygienic/Halal food production. The Park has been registered as a Society with the Government of KP, Pakistan and accepted by the United Nations as
#UNSDGAction9671. In line with the vision of the Higher Education Commission, the business incubation
concepts were integrated into postgraduate research ongoing at the Faculty, shaping up the University –
Industry linkages. A biennial series of international workshops was initiated and it continued during
November, 2011, 2013 and 2015, 2017 and 2019, each by 450+ delegates, with 100+ technical papers
and industrial exhibitions. The proceedings were published online/printed and in impact factor journals.
The 1st workshop focused on post-flood revival of dairy industry, the 2nd on meat potential of the
region, the 3rd on entrepreneurship development for the outgoing graduates, the 4th on biorisk
management and the 5th on emerging trends and opportunities. The first three conference were held at
Peshawar, the 4th at Selcuk University Konya, Turkey and the 5th at Quetta.
Emerging industries in milk and meat processing and marketing have been provided technical
and Quality Control certification support to relieve legal threats from the District Administration, who
focus on price capping of milk and meat rather than quality. Meat shops established on modern lines of
hygiene produce quality beef; however, such facilities are raided by the government agencies on the
basis of higher prices. DSP facilitates inspection of such facilities provide SOPs for quality standards and
issue a certificate. Similar services are being extended to private slaughter houses and meat/milk
processing centers and other emerging entrepreneurs. A road map has been prepared for developing a
Hygienic/Halal meat export base. The plan is aimed at introducing good practices into livestock SMEs.
The plan has been supported by the provincial Agriculture Minister, Special Assistants to Chief Minister
KP on Law and Livestock. Sandia National Lab USA has been supporting DSP under a Biorisk
Management Collaboration. Four consultative workshops have been held in Amsterdam, Dubai, Bangkok
and Puket, Phuket, Colombo, Konya, Amman and Dubai-II, participated by 105 members of DSP for
curriculum development and integration of biorisk management concept into the food value chain. A
BRM package was developed for integration into Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Pakistani
Universities, under the supervision of Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations engaged Prof M Subhan Qureshi as
National Consultant Livestock with the mutually agreed TORs requiring development of the Action Plan
with estimated budget for Livestock Sector Development and Transformation, based on KP Livestock
Policy; covering regulatory issues, value chain development, private sector engagement and overall
required capacity at provincial and district levels; to elaborate on roles and responsibilities of various
stakeholders focused on institutional reforms; review the current policy/strategies/program and align
livestock sector priorities. All the participants except representative of the DG LDD Ext agreed on
establishment of an autonomous body with full administrative, legislative, regulatory and financial
authority. Livestock Technopark Peshawar (LTP) was suggested by the Mission, on the basis of FAO
opinion on good governance, to build institutions and mechanisms that provide international norms,
standards and data, promote international cooperation, and support an enabling environment for
effective collective action to solve problems that cannot be addressed, or as effectively addressed, Introducing Good Governance Across Food Value Chain – Prof M Subhan Qureshi 4
working at national level alone. The LTP would be an autonomous corporate body with legislative,
regulatory, financial and administrative power to support entrepreneurship development and protect
interests of the producers, processors, service providers and marketing partners. DSP considers the plan
as a Good Governance model to be implemented in letter and spirit.
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