• In order to have quality training martial different workshop and student forums have been arranged involving academics, students and scientist from all over the Pakistan. An integral part of these workshops was the involvement of farmers and field workers who were able to provide valuable information and points of view from their practical experience on the farms

    The aim of these forums were:
    • To involve students from all over Pakistan for uplift of country’s dairy sector by contributing to the development of extension material to be used for training of field staff
    • To develop the linkages between student of Australia and Pakistan


    UVAS
    On the 10th the February, 2009 ASLP dairy project organized a student forum at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. The following topics were discussed and prepared as extension modules: Following topics were discussed:
    • Calf management
    • Dairy nutrition
    • Fodder production
    • Reproductive management


    UAF
    On the 16th of February, 2010 the ASLP Dairy Project organized a second student forum at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The following topics were discussed and presented: Following topics were discussed:
    • Progeny testing in Pakistan
    • Mastitis and milk quality
    • A fodder & nutrition calendar


  • 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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