• In Pakistan floods that began in late July, 2010 followed by heavy monsoon rains caused havoc. At one point, approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater which resulted into massive damages and devastation throughout the country. The ASLP dairy team received a budget of $17,500AU from the Australia government to aid in helping farmers deal with problems following this natural disaster . Following organizations actively participated along with project team in order to conduct flood relief activities.
    • Pakistan Dairy Development Company
    • The University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore
    • National Rural Support Program

    The nature of the flood relief activities were following:
    • Distribution of total mixed ration for livestock
    • Delivery of dry milk for the human infants
    • Farmers trainings were provided to optimize their feed resources
    • Extension worker's training in order to tackle the flood situation
    • Distribution of feed pellets
    • Provision of food items to the flood affected families

  • 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)

  • Upcoming Event

    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.

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