International Workshop on Dairy Science Park, Peshawar, Pakistan
15-17, March, 2011
Date: 15, 16 and 17 of March 2011
Country: Pakistan -
Contract: Prof. Dr. M. Subhan Qureshi
The workshop has been organized to analyze the current situation in the country and propose means for research and development intervention in the dairy sector through coordinated efforts of academia, government departments, development agencies and private sector organizations.
The initiative for holding this workshop was supported by National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) of Pakistan and Agri-Science Park@ICRISAT, Hyderabad India (Mr Abdur Rahman Ilyas, Chief Operating Officer). The Global Dairy Health Limited has shown their interest in contributing to development of a model.
In the meantime the country and especially the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province were badly affected by the flood. The livestock holdings suffered the most, withdrawing the livelihood support from the people. Rehabilitation process is going to commence soon, supported by various donors. The workshop will provide a vehicle for the rehabilitiation process, providing guidelines for erecting the hub of dairy enterprises in an environment friendly way providing livelihood support to the flood affected people.
Abstracts may be submitted to the Organizing Secretary. The accepted papers would be published in the Sarhad Journal of Agriculture as a special issue.
Pakistani Delegates Foreign Delegates
Normal Pak Rs. 1000 US$ 300
Students Pak Rs. 500 US$ 150
* These rates are valid for participants getting registered up to 30th September, 2010. Lately registered participants would have to pay 20% more.
The organizing committee invites all interested academicians, civil society representatives, potential business partners and representatives of the provincial and federal government to participate in the workshop focused at converting the existing dairy resources to viable commercial enterprises and promote establishment of new enterprises through a network of all stakeholders to be called the Dairy Science Park. Invitation letters will be sent to interested persons.
Buffalo milk increased at a double rate as compared to cow''s during last decade at global level. 90% of buffalo milk is produced in India and Pakistan, the remaining coming from China, Egypt and Italy. 53% of the world milk produced is chanellalized to formal marketing and processing channels. In the North America, EU-15 and Japan this ratio reached 100% while in Russia, India, Pakistan and South America this ratio is considerably low and the milk is handled by "informal sector".
Pakistan has been ranked 2nd in buffalo milk production and 3rd in total global milk production. Although the livestock sector contributes 51.8% to the agriculture added and 11.3% to the gross domestic products in the country, the role of the sector on export and production of certified products for human consumption inland is negligible.
During the recent years the government has placed the sector on National Development Agenda and Livestock Development Policy has been implemented focused at private sector led livestock development, with the enabling environment provided by the government.
Livestock and Dairy Development Board (LDDB) and Pakistan Dairy Development Company (PDDC) have been established in addition to other developmental organizations, to spearhead the development efforts. These two programs have been actively supporting the sector through focus on small and medium dairy farmers.