• The main objective of this initial survey was to study the current farmer practices, to evaluate the extension needs of dairy farmers and to determine what farmers perceive as important factors to improve production. In order to achieve these objectives an interview based survey from 273 dairy farmers was conducted by the project team from September, 2007 to November, 2007. This survey was carried out in two districts of Punjab. Okara, an affluent and fertile area and Bhakkar, a more arid and remote district. The data was collected on whole farming system including animal nutrition, husbandry practices, health, reproduction, production, economics etc. Few outcomes of this initial survey are following.







  • 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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