About the Journal
Meat Sciences and Veterinary Public Health is a peer reviewed online journal published quarterly by the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. The journal was launched as a component of Dairy Science Park, initiated during 2011 as an international workshop. The workshop recommendations focused on promotion of the commercial research culture through the strong venture of university-industry tag, boosting the economic development by verge of industrial research output and creating an entrepreneurial community to give students the experience of learning through mutual support, a process critical for successful entrepreneurship.
A Center of Excellence has been proposed for Dairy Science Park to provide academic support to the food value chain and a DSP Board has been suggested to provide development and regulatory and marketing support. A biorisk management initiative has been launched jointly with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Sandia National Laboratory USA and Khyber Medical University Peshawar focused at quality control certification at production, value addition, services and marketing level. The Park has been accepted by the United Natioans as #SDGAction9671 to provide self employment for the youth and hygienic food production for the people.
Scope of the Journal
This journal has been launched to get research and academic support to the Park through science-industry liaison and in-depth analysis of the scientific findings constantly generated and their business applications through prototype entrepreneurship models and replication in the field, utilizing the indigenous resources for livelihood support of the people. Scope of the journal includes meat animals breeding, reproduction, physiology, nutrition, animal and veterinary public health, quality control, meat and dairy technology, entrepreneurship & marketing, quality control, HACCP, halal certification, Islamic investment, environment, climate change, legislation and policy matters. Authors are invited to submit their work falling within the scope of the journal, for publication through a speedy review process.
Achievements of Dairy Science Park and Motivations for MSVPH
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chamber of Commerce and Industries has constituted a Standing Committee on Livestock, and the Minister for Agriculture, KP, inaugurated a Livestock Business Facilitation Desk. The Sandia Labs USA is considering an MoU for launching a Biorisk Management Initiative. The Minister for Local Government, Election and Rural Development KP has allocated funds for establishing a model slaughterhouse and a Meat Technology Center at Peshawar. Also, project proposal for Dairy Science Park Board and KP DSP Act 2015 have been agreed by the provincial government of KP Pakistan.