DSP II – 2013 Peshawar
Second International Conference and Industrial Exhibition on Dairy Science Park
Theme: Developing enterprising capacity of livestock and poultry farmers of Pak-Afghan Region through partnership of academia, government, entrepreneurs, exporters & civil society with special focus on meat production targeted at International Halal Food Market
November 18-20, 2013
Venue: The University of Agriculture, Peshawar – 25120, Pakistan
The Second International Conference and Industrial Exhibition on Dairy Science Park was organized in 2013, Nov 18-20, focusing on developing enterprising capacity of livestock and poultry farmers of Pak-Afghan Region for meat production. The Conference was attended by 500+ members. The Higher Education Commission was the main sponsor supplemented by other sister and development agencies and private companies. Papers were presented by during 9 sessions by speakers from various parts of the country, 6 faculty members for Kabul and Nangarhar University Afghanistan and Dr Mithat Direk from Selcuk University, Turkey. 200 abstracts were published in the proceeding book with ISSN number. A recommendation committee has compiled their findings and are being shared for implementation by various relevant stakeholders, mainly focused on business incubation and development of the required infrastructure and services. A roadmap for implementation of the Park as a Business Incubation Center is under consideration by the HEC for sponsorship.
1. The Standing Committee on Livestock at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industries will analyze the strengths and weakness in the production and marketing lines and working on strategies to provide immediate and long term solutions.
2. Utilizing the Working Group on Livestock and Poultry Business at the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority for modulating and supporting the SMEs in the private sector through involvement of graduates and their integration with service providers and marketing actors.
3. Qualified graduates with aptitude, commitment and required skills shall be encouraged and supported to initiate their own entrepreneurship in livestock and poultry production, processing and marketing under various schemes like Prime Minister Youth Support Program.
4. New investment opportunities in the livestock sector need to be highlighted through workshops and seminars in consultation with stakeholders, in partnership with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the provincial government and the University.
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5. All types of animals trafficking needs to be covered under regulation and documentation within the province and along the national and international boarders, provided with appropriate technical and legal support.
6. Supporting the present production lines in livestock and poultry with abattoirs, meat processing, storage and transportation faculties at various sites; starting with a demo model at the University.
7. Demonstrating potential commercial activities like silage, hay making and special fodders in certain areas and their availability in feed scarcity areas during certain seasons.
8. Replication of quails, broilers and turkey farming as entrepreneurship models developed at the University of Agriculture Peshawar, for replication elsewhere and integration with marketing network.
9. Linkages with the national and international Industry may be strengthened by involving the graduate internees in the livestock production, value addition and marketing system and the business/civil society organizations in extension, teaching and research.
10. Diploma courses for graduates and short term training courses for skilled workers are recommended in livestock entrepreneurship focused at establishing a network of production, processing and marketing lines.
11. The quality control program available at the Universities and research organization may be strengthened to accredit livestock and poultry products for international markets. Applied doctoral research will be conducted to evaluate and certify the inputs and products.
12. Conducting regular surveys to monitor the trends in livestock production and marketing for identify technical and marketing needs of the sector for further intervention.
13. Revisiting the courses for graduate and postgraduate veterinary syllabi and tailoring them with ground realities in the livestock sector.