Dairy Science Park declared as “Smart” plus “On Track” SDG Action by the United Nations



Dairy Science Park (DSP) has been accepted as SDGAction9671 and declared as Smart plus On Track by the United Nations. It is a society registered in the Office of the Provincial Registrar Joint Stock Companies and Societies, under Registration of Societies Act XXI of 1860 (Reg No.4582/5/8589) is governed by an 11-members Board of Governors responsible for overall management of the Society. The Park’s head office is at 401-A, City Towers, University Road, Peshawar. An Advisory Panel of 10 members has been constituted for getting policy directions for the Park. A 21-members Panel of Experts has been notified for getting technical inputs for operation of various programs.

A panel of Focal Points (9) has been appointed for establishing scientific, business, and economic collaboration with Australia, China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, the Netherlands, USA, and Canada. Dairy Science Park Veterinary Clinic and Marketing Center (DSP-VCMC) has been established at Chamkani, GT Road, Peshawar, 20 km from the head office, which is surrounded by a good number of peri-urban dairy farms, calf fattening farms, sheep and goats herds, and poultry farms. A model calf fattening farm has been established for buffaloes and cattle calves under Meat Park, a privately owned limited company registered under Partnership Act 1932, with the Office of the Registrar of Firms, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar (Reg No.7822/9/29357).Medium-sized farms and other partners are registered and guided through visits and telephonic calls. The Panel of Experts is assisting the Board as well as the registered partners on various issues.

Veterinary services are provided by registered practitioners and a medicine stock is available at DSP-VCMC. Cattle feed from the University Feed Mill, Corn Silage from corporate producers, and other inputs are stocked at DSP-VCMC. The registered farmers are provided consultancy in selection of animals for purchase and sale, laboratory diagnosis of diseases, and treatment and vaccination of sick animals. The farmers are advised on adopting hygienic practices, cost effective feeding, enhanced growth rates, and reproductive management. Training programs are arranged on need basis in improved management practices, public health safety, and entrepreneurship development. Farmers’ meetings are held in coordination with other service providers. A series of international workshops on Dairy Science Park has been in place. Two workshops were held during November 2011 and 2013, while the third one is being planned for November 16-18, 2015. Each workshop was participated for three days by 500+ participants from academia, industry, and government agencies of regional countries. Research is being conducted on zoonotic diseases and biorisk management through local universities.

Details at UN Website SDGAction9671

Dairy Science Park      DSP 2017

The idea of Dairy Science Park was conceived in Egypt and recent MoU was signed with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, for developing Muslim dominated regions of China up to Kashghar. It may be considered as materialization of the dream reflected in this verse of Allama Iqbal. The DSP 2017 is being celebrated in Konya, Turkey, the city of Mevlana Rumi (Maulana i Room).