Arrangements for the three-day second International Workshop on Dairy Science Park (DSP-2013) scheduled on November 18-20, was in full swing in the Agricultural University Peshawar (AUP). The objective for holding the event is developing enterprising capacity of livestock and poultry farmers of Pak-Afghan Region through partnership of academia, entrepreneurs, exporters and civil society with special focus on meat production targeted at international Halal food market.
The organisers of the workshop on Dairy Science Park are included Directorates General, Livestock and Dairy Development (Extension and Research), Nangarhar University, Afghanistan, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda), the Livelihood Programme, Inter Co-operation, Pakistan and a local non-governmental organisation, LASOONA (Society for Human and Natural Resource Development).
DSP-2013 is expected to provide guidelines, roadmap and an engine for growth of the local sheep/goats/poultry production farms into viable enterprises capable of producing clean food for local market and business administration.
The workshop will be comprised nine different sessions including meat and dairy technology, animal health, entrepreneur development, poultry science, feeding and nutrition, quality control/HACCP, dairy science, reproduction and genetics and Halal certificate and financing.