Dairy Science Park
Dairy Science Park was established at the University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan during the First International Conference and Industrial Exhibition held on 21-23 Nov 2011. It was followed by DSP 2013 and 2015 at Peshawar, DSP 2017 at Konya, Turkey, and DSP 2019 at Quetta, Pakistan. 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 six 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 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 through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Livestock Action Plan 2019 focused at “Transforming Livestock Resources into a Beacon of Hope through a Good Governance Model An – Action Plan for transforming livestock resources into a network of entrepreneurs, generating decent employment and exportable surpluses under Livestock Technopark Peshawar, Pakistan.”
Dairy Science Park Balochistan Chapter was established consequent to a meeting of stakeholders from the academia, industry, government, and civil society. The meeting was held on the sidelines of Balochistan Livestock Expo 2019 inaugurated by Mr Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Mr Jam Kamal Khan, Chief Minister, and Mr Dostain Khan Jamaldini, Secretary Livestock, pursued the arrangements
Livestock Value Chain has been managed under the traditional concept of healthcare through civil veterinary hospitals. Veterinary Practitioners and Livestock Department Top Executives are more interested in purchasing medicines and materials and employing staff for hospitals. Hence the production and marketing aspect of the livestock sector gets ignored and the stakeholders face regulatory and financial issues in sustaining their operations. Hence, next generation of farmers, butchers, processors, and marketing personnel feel reluctant in adopting such activities as decent and sustainable employment models.Public service organisations remain disconnected from academia, industries, and a friendly marketing network.
Dairy Science Park intends to make available, the advanced technologies available at academic institutions, for farmers and processors through Common Facilities Centers and demo models. Good practices would be introduced for farm production, products processing, and quality monitoring. Marketing linkages will be facilitated for enhancing stakeholders’ income. Biorisk Management Trainings would be organized for stakeholders across the Food Value Chain for protecting the health of workers. Young men and women across the Chain would be facilitated in establishing entrepreneurship models. Farmers and producers’ associations and 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.
Sixth International Conference and Industrial Exhibition on Dairy Science Park would be held at an appropriate location during 2021. A dialogue would be initiated with private and public sector organizations for introducing Good Governance at all levels, ensuring shared responsibilities and authorities, meeting the expectations of the target audience. Farmers and producers’ associations and 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 and policy reforms.
Prof M Subhan Qureshi PhD
(President DSP/Ex-Dean FAHVS UAP)
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