• Key outcomes from the first phase of the project were following:
    • Development of seven dairy extension modules for both farmers and extension workers
    • Baseline and longitudinal survey that has generated a wealth of information and through ongoing analysis, will give further insight on practices by small dairy farmers in two districts of Punjab
    • Highly successful controlled calf rearing research trail at UAF has generated a huge interest among scientists and policy makers to help develop calf fattening strategies which are generally culled at a very early stage
    • The success can be gauged by the endorsement of the livestock departments. To change the title of the Veterinary Officers to Farm Advisors and willing to expand on ASLP pilot at the provincial level for improved dairy management practices
    • 30% of the participating farmers adopting a significant range of ASLP recommendations such as giving free access to water. Project's geographical area and scope is to be expanded in phase-II

  • 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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