Dr. Peter Wynn
BRurSc, DipEd, MRurSc, PhD
Professor Wynn is working as "Professor of Animal Production "in Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia. He investigated the role of growth hormone in the control of wool growth in Merino sheep during his PhD program.
He joined the CSIRO Division of Animal Production as a Research Scientist in 1997, where he explored the endocrine regulation of wool fiber shedding and the development of a method for wool harvesting.
He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Animal Science at University of Sydney, and then Associate Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Science of Sydney University where he was involved in teaching coordination and research. During this time he undertook studies exploring the role of stress hormones in controlling wool growth as well as endocrine studies of lactation in pigs and sheep.
He is working as a Project leader in this Project. He has leading position as overseer for the entire duration of the project. His main role is to delegate responsibilities and ensure that each of the personnel involved attain their objectives within the due time frame.
Dr. Russell David Bush
B.Sc Agri(Hons.), Ph.D
Dr. Bush is working as a Senior Lecturer, in Livestock Production, Faculty of Veterinary Science, at the University of Sydney, Australia. He investigated the on-farm biological and financial impact of ovine Johne's disease in his PhD studies. Over the past 11 years he taught the practical aspects of animal husbandry, management and nutrition to students at the Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources and Veterinary Science faculties.
Over the past 14 years he has contributed to Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) projects in Indonesia (to investigate internal parasite resistance), Pakistan (to improve milk production), Cambodia and Lao PDR (to improve beef production) through promoting better animal nutrition. This work involves developing surveys, collecting data, conducting workshops and training as well as building linkages between stakeholders within each country and Australia.
He is the leader of "Nutrition Focus Group" in this project. His main role is to frequently liaise with focus group members to coordinate applied research initiatives which lead to direct benefits to farmers.
BSc Agr, PhD
David graduated from a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University Sydney , Australia. He has worked as project manager during the first phase of this project. Now he is pursuing his PhD program from Charles Sturt University, Australia, in the area of animal breeding and genetics.
He is also working as a Project Officer in the second phase of this project. His main role is to liaise between Pakistani and Australian project team whilst helping Dr.wynn ensure the project objectives are met.
Dr. Hassan Mahmood Warriach
DVM, M.Sc. (Hons), PhD
Dr. Warriach is working as Project Manager in the second phase of this project. He has completed his PhD degree from the Department of Theriogenology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, and Lahore, Pakistan. He investigated ovarian follicular dynamics during estrous cycle, timing of ovulation, synchronization of estrous and fertility in Nili Ravi buffalos during his PhD program.
He has been working as a Lecturer, Department of Theriogenology, UVAS. During this duration, he has been heavily involved in practical trainings of veterinary graduates. He was also Co-PI of the research project namely "Effect of synchronization, improved reproductive management (IRM) on reproductive, productive, potential and economics in buffalo farming" funded by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
He is overall incharge of project management relating to staff, accounts, logistics, and research and completing the objectives of the project. His key role is to manage and delegate activities within project team, to facilitate and monitor activities being carried out by the collaborating agencies.
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ishaq
D.V.M, M.Sc. (Hons)
Dr. Ishaq is working as the Field Manager in this project. His major role is to liaise field staff in order to implement field activities in project working areas. He investigated bacteriological examination of camel milk and impact on human health in his master program.
He started his career as "Veterinary Manager" in Idara-e-Kissan. Where he has been actively involved in providing veterinary services to the farmers and conducted various extension workers training workshops.
He also worked for four years as "Progeny Testing Manager" in Livestock & Dairy Development Board. Where he actively participated in the execution of progeny testing program in 10 districts of Punjab.
Dr. Zahra Batool Naqvi
Zahra obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore in 2010. She is working as Area Advisor in Jhelum and Bhakkar districts. She has been engaged in various field activities in project areas like capacity building of female farmers groups and livestock extension workers and creating awareness regarding modern dairy practices. She is very focused and dedicated to her job and prefers to work in team.
Dr. Sobia Majeed
Sobia Majeed obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2007 & Masters in 2011from Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, She is working as Area Advisor in Thatta & Badin districts of Sindh.
Dr. Muhammad Aijaz Kumbher
Mr. Aijaz obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam 2011, He is working as Area Advisor in Thatta & Badin districts of Sindh.
Mr Jam Hafeezullah
BSc, MSc (Hons) Agronomy
Mr Hafeezullah obtained his degree of BSc (Hons) Agriculture (2006) and MSc (Hons) Agronomy (2008) from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He is working as a Fodder Manager in different project areas. He is a very hardworking and enthusiastic person.
Dr Hafiz Abdulaziz
DVM, Master APCM
Dr Hafiz Abdulaziz obtained his DVM degree from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in 2007. He obtained an international diploma in Dairy Husbandry & Milk Processing (DHMP) and got 1st position in Dairy Farm Manager (DFM) in 2012 from Holland. He obtained masters degree in Agriculture Production Chains Management (Livestock Chains) from VHL, Wageningen in 2014. He has been working as Training Manager in the project. His major role is to coordinate, organize and implement all training activities and workshops for the project.
Dr Khadija Javed
Khadija obtained DVM degree from Islamia University, Bahawalpur in 2011. She completed her Mphil from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore in 2013. She is currently working as an Area Advisor in Districts Okara, Kasur and Pakpattan. She is very loyal and committed to her work.
Mr Zulfiqar Ali
He is working as Logistic Manager and his role has evolved over time and now he is capable of helping in most field activities and logistics in this project. His main role is to ensure that all personnel from both Australia and Pakistan have suitable transport when working in the field. He is very loyal to his assignments.
Mr. Ali Mubashir Pasha
Mr. Ali Mubashir has joined as Project Assistant and Accountant. Currently ACCA student, he is dealing with accounts matter of the project. He is very keen to achieve the day to day objectives.
Project team attended an international conference at Canberra, Australia (Sep 2014)
The project has developed 9th extension module on improved fodder agronomic practices module.
9th extension worker training was conducted for extension workers from Sindh and Punjab provinces on improved agronomic module (21 Nov 2014)
Final term forum for ASLP phase II will be organized on 14 October, 2015.
Project has organized third training workshop for veterinary officers from Baluchistan & Khyber Paktunkhwa on improved agronomic practices, milk marketing & value addition at UVAS, Lahore (28-29 July 2015)
The project has successfully organized a three days training workshop on improved dairy farm practices for veterinary officers from all districts of Khyber Paktunkhwa under Bill & Malinda Gates foundation in Peshawar (9-12 Aug. 2015)
Dairy team has translated all the extension material in Sindhi language. The aim if this translation is effective dissemination of key extension messages among farmers and extension workers.
In order to address the milk marketing issue, the project has introduced three Ice cream making and one cream extraction entrepreneurship models for women in Sindh and Punjab.
Six students (4 UVAS, 2 UAF) have completed their internship with project.
Four village based seed enterprise (VBSE) for berseem fodder have been developed in Okara, Pakpattan and Bhakkar.
Currently one PhD student Thomas William from Charles Strut University, Australia is conducting his research with project to find out the incidence of parasites in buffaloes in Pakistan.