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International Workshop on Dairy Science Park, Peshawar, Pakistan
International Workshop on Dairy Science Park, Peshawar, Pakistan

International Workshop on Dairy Science Park, Peshawar, Pakistan

November 21, 2011 to November 23, 2011
Peshawar - Pakistan
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Theme: Developing a hub of dairy enterprises in the flood affected regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province through partnership of academia, government, entrepreneurs & civil society

The Workshop

The workshop has been organized to analyze the current situation in the country and propose means for research and development intervention in the dairy sector through coordinated efforts of academia, government departments, development agencies and private sector organizations.

The initiative for holding this workshop was supported by National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) of Pakistan and Agri-Science Park@ICRISAT, Hyderabad India (Mr Abdur Rahman Ilyas, Chief Operating Officer). The Global Dairy Health Limited has shown their interest in contributing to development of a model.

In the meantime the country and especially the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province were badly affected by the flood. The livestock holdings suffered the most, withdrawing the livelihood support from the people. Rehabilitation process is going to commence soon, supported by various donors. The workshop will provide a vehicle for the rehabilitiation process, providing guidelines for erecting the hub of dairy enterprises in an environment friendly way providing livelihood support to the flood affected people.

Organizing Partners

Faculty of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences, AUP
Livestock Trainers & Consultants (LTC) Peshawar
Livestock & Dairy Development Board( L&DDB) Islamabad
Livestock & Dairy Development Department( Directorates General, Extension and Research)Peshawar
Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council
SME Development Authority Peshawar
Sarhad dairy Farmer's Association Peshawar
Green Sector Support and Promotion, Peshawar
Vet News & Views Faisalabad

Participation by the Business & Development Organizations

  • Official partnerships: covering publication of their company profile, using their logos on banners, internet materials and AUP website and a certificate of acknowledgment: Rs. 100,000
  • Advertisements in the proceedings book:  Rs. 20,000
  • Exhibition of Stalls: Rs. 20,000 for 40 sq ft.
  • Special Sponsors: Sponsoring meals, tea, traveling and boarding expenditures of speakers

Participation by individual

  • Pakistani : Rs. 500 for students (------) and Rs. 1000 for regular participant (------)
  • Foreigners: US$ 150 for student (-----) and US$ 300 for regular participant(------)

( 20% additional fee will be charged after September 3,2011) 

Paper submission

Abstracts may be submitted to the Organizing Secretary. The accepted papers would be published in the Sarhad Journal of
Agriculture as a special issue.
Abstract Submission: 3rd September, 2011
Full paper submission 18th September, 2011

Registration fees

             Pakistani Delegates             Foreign Delegates

Normal         Pak Rs. 1000                      US$ 300

Students       Pak Rs. 500                        US$ 150

* These rates are valid for participants getting registered up to 30th September, 2010. Lately registered participants would have to pay 20% more.


The organizing committee invites all interested academicians, civil society representatives, potential business partners and representatives of the provincial and federal government to participate in the workshop focused at converting the existing dairy resources to viable commercial enterprises and promote establishment of new enterprises through a network of all stakeholders to be called the Dairy Science Park. Invitation letters will be sent to interested persons.

IDF position on dairy farming

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has placed environmental considerations at the top of their priorities. According to Richard Doyle, IDF President, "IDF is taking a proactive approach to support sustainable agriculture by identifying best practices and sharing international experiences. Their objective is to ensure the production of safe and high quality nutritious dairy food for human consumption, undertaken in harmony with the environment."

IDF recently participated with 6 other international organizations in the launch of the Global Dairy Agenda for Action; a declaration of the industry's commitment to making positive contributions to global action in addressing climate change. The declaration also includes the Green Paper, a compilation of 299 international initiatives where dairy industry stakeholders from over 40 countries have addressed environmental practices and impacts.

The Global Dairy Agenda for Action on Climate Change is a statement of commitment by the dairy supply chain to take action to address climate change. The dairy supply chain is committed to providing consumers with the nutritious dairy products they want, in a way that is economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible. This includes reducing emissions of greenhouse gases such as methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide that are associated with the production of a unit of dairy product and which contribute to climate change.

The dairy supply chain recognized the need to work together in order to address this significant challenge. Climate change initiatives have already been launched around the world, but the signatories and participants of the Agenda for Action identified the need to pool knowledge and resources to achieve the changes in technology and practice needed to further reduce emissions.

The World Dairy Situation

The World Dairy Situation is being regularly documented by the IDF and last year it was published as Bulletin Number 438/2009. Milk production during 2009 reached a level of 580 million tons (cows) and 89 (buffaloes). This showed an increase of 24 and 48% during the last decade. The strongest gain was noticed in Asia, particularly in India.

The growth rate in China retarded due to weaker demands followed by melamine scandal. In the US the low cost of production and historically lower farm milk prices caused retardation in milk production. The European Union showed in increase in milk production as a response to the rising milk prices.

In South America milk production increased by 1.8% during 2008, exceeding self sufficiency and sparing it for export. In Australia and New Zealand the weather condition seemed to have more influence than other regions and milk out put increased up to June, 2009.

Buffalo milk

Buffalo milk increased at a double rate as compared to cow's during last decade at global level. 90% of buffalo milk is produced in India and Pakistan, the remaining coming from China, Egypt and Italy. 53% of the world milk produced is chanellalized to formal marketing and processing channels. In the North America, EU-15 and Japan this ratio reached 100% while in Russia, India, Pakistan and South America this ratio is considerably low and the milk is handled by "informal sector".

Pakistan's standing

Pakistan has been ranked 2nd in buffalo milk production and 3rd in total global milk production. Although the livestock sector contributes 55% to the agriculture added and 11.3% to the gross domestic products in the country, the role of the sector on export and production of certified products for human consumption inland is negligible.

During the recent years the government has placed the sector on National Development Agenda and Livestock Development Policy has been implemented focused at private sector led livestock development, with the enabling environment provided by the government.

Livestock and Dairy Development Board (LDDB) and Pakistan Dairy Development Company (PDDC) have been established in addition to other developmental organizations, to spearhead the development efforts. These two programs have been actively supporting the sector through focus on small and medium dairy farmers. 

Patron: Prof Dr Khan Bahadar Marwat, Vice Chancellor

On campus

Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem, Dean FCPtS                    Prof Dr Zahoor Ahmad Swati, Dean FCPdS

Prof Dr Muneer Khan Khattak, Dean FRSS                 Prof Dr Alamzeb, Dean FNS

Prof Dr Muhammad Subhan Qureshi, Dean FAHVS   Prof Dr Farhatullah, Director ASAR

Prof Dr Sohail Akhtar, Chairman LM Department       Prof Dr Nazir Ahmad, Chairman AN Department

Prof Dr Gul Hassan (Retd), Weed Science Department   Prof Dr Muhammd Jamal Khan, Director P&D

Dr M Azeem Khan, I/c Weed Science Department      Dr Sarzamin Khan, Chairman PS

Dr Sohail Ahmad, Chairman ABG                               Mr Abdur Rafi, Provost

Prof Dr Hidayatur Rahman, CE                                     Dr Nazir Hussain Shah, Director General (Res)

Dr Farzand Ali Jan, Director Finance                           Dr Muhammad Zulfikar, Registrar

Mr Rizwan Ahmad, Addl Director P&D                         Engr Lutfur Rahman, Director Works

Dr Umar Sadique, Secretary                                        Dr Zahoorul Hassan, Technical Coordinator

Dr Ihsanullah, I/C Dairy Farm                                        Dr Shoaib Sultan Afridee, Feed Mill Manager

Off campus Committee

Dr Sher Muhammad, DG Livestock (Ext)                    Prof Petert Wynn, CSU Australia

Mr Muqarrab Ali Khan, DG Breed Improvement         Dr Ghufranullah, DG Livestock Research

Dr S Shabir Ahmad Shah, Director AHITI                   Mr Javed Khattak, Provincial Chief SMEDA

Lt Col Munawar Shah, RVFC                                      Dr Muhammad Arshad President PVMC        

Dr Malik Ayaz Wazir, President PVMA                       Prof Dr G Habib, UVAS, Lahore

Prof Dr M Azam Kakar, BUITEMS, Quetta                  Prof Dr AN Naqvi, PARC, Islamabad

Prof Dr Akhtar Qureshi, AJKU, Muzafarabad             Prof Dr HA Samad, Islamic Univ Bahawalpur

Prof Dr M Ashraf, UVAS, Lahore                               Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, UVAS, Lahore

Prof Dr Nazir Ahmad, UA Faisalabad                         Prof Ahrar Khan, Editor Pak Vet J

Prof Dr KB Mirbahar, SAU, Tandojam                         Dr Amanullah Akhtar, Gomal Vet College

Mr Kamran Khan, President SDFA                              Dr Hamid Kadwal, Nangarhar Univ, Afghanistan

Dr Shaukat Khan, Program Director, LTC                   Dr Khalid M Shauq, Vet News & Views