International Workshop on Dairy Science Park

Qureshi, M. (Chair), Sahibzada, S. (Participant), Wynn, P. (Participant), Senior Minister Local Government Mr Inayatullah Khan (Organiser)

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Description

The First International Conference and Industrial Exhibitions on Diary Science Park was held on November 21-23, 2011 at the Agricultural University Peshawar, with the theme, “Developing a hub of dairy enterprises in the flood affected regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through partnership of academia, government, entrepreneurs & civil society”. Cooperation was provided by the Extension and Research wings of the Livestock and Dairy Development, Pakistan Veterinary Medical Association and Livestock Trainers and Consultants as organizing partners. HEC assisted as the main sponsor, followed by financial assistance of Alltech Pakistan Ltd, Ghazi Brothers, Karachi: Inter-cooperation (IC) Pakistan, Peshawar. ICI Pakistan and Naseem Traders/Romer Lab Rawalpindi also displayed their products through stalls. Technical support was provided by ICRISAT India, SMEDA Peshawar, KPCCI, Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia and Agri Livestock Bureau, Faisalabad. Website coverage was provided by AU Peshawar, Engormix.com, World Veterinary Year, 2011; World Vet Association; Int Soc Zool Sci; IBKRC Philippines; The Dairy Site News; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Official Gateway News and Events. pakissan.com. Press coverage was provided by Daily Mashriq, Daily Aajj; Daily Pakistan Observer; The Frontier Post; Business Recorder; Associated Press of Pakistan; The Weekly Technology Times, Pakistan. The conference was attended by +450 delegates from all four provinces of the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir belonging to a variety of segments of the society. During the three days of the workshop, experts from academia, research, extension and industry, policy makers and farmers community presented 35 papers and exchanged ideas to work out a comprehensive plan for the development of dairy industry of the province. The workshop was inaugurated by the Honorable Minister for Agriculture, Arbab Muhammad Ayub Jan and concluded by Haji Hidayatullah Khan, Minister for Livestock. Ninety-one Abstracts and 13 titles were published in an abstract book, ISBN-978969-422-001-7. Another volume of the book was published covering recommendations, daily proceedings and pictorials. Fifty selected papers were published as a special supplement of the Journal of Animals and Plants Sciences. A committee shaped up the recommendations into various components including Business Support, Infrastructural Support, Legislative And Policy Support, Animal Production Support, Animal Health Support, Environment And Energy Solutions, Institutional Strengthening and Coordination.
Period20 Nov 201123 Nov 2011
Event typeWorkshop
LocationPeshawar, Pakistan
Degree of RecognitionInternational