Description/achievement of initiative
DS Park was established at the Univ Agric Peshawar during the First Int Conference and Industrial Exhibition on 21-23 Nov 2011. It was followed by DSP 2013 and 2015 at Peshawar, DSP 2017 at Turkey and DSP 2019 at Quetta. Eight International Workshops were held on Biorisk Management, sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory, USA. Policy makers and representatives from academia, government, civil society, and the corporate sector were engaged. Pak Vet Med Council was and a training package was developed for integration into the DVM curriculum at various Pakistani universities. Local farmers and processors were facilitated in establishing entrepreneurship models.
Triple Helix Models of Good governance is in practice, linking Academia, Industry, Government and the Society. The procedures comprise:
1. Registration of Farms, Veterinary Practitioners, Marketing Partners, and Service Providers; 2. Monitoring production practices, and identifying losses due to poor breeds, growth rates, reproduction, morbidity, and mortality due to diseases; 3. Introducing improved practices, technologies, and innovations to prevent losses due to poor practices; 4. Working on feasibility models in livestock production, products processing, and marketing, and assessing the expected economic return; 5. Developing entrepreneurship models through breeding stock, production units, and marketing and processing facilities; 6. Replicating the feasible entrepreneurship models already evaluated successfully; 7. Networking entrepreneurs of production and processing, and their linkages with the tourism industry for supply of hygienic foods and display of activities; 8. Consultation with stakeholders and consideration of legal and marketing issues under an Advocacy Forum
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The registered farms, veterinary practitioners, marketing partners, and service providers will be trained in their relevant working areas. The partner organizations will be providing such training. Advanced training will be provided to scientists and middle and senior level staff at appropriate organizations abroad.Research studies will be conducted for documenting practices and identifying losses due to poor breeds, growth rates, reproduction, morbidity, and mortality due to diseases. Public health safety and environmental concerns will be considered. Synopsis of the studies will be approved by the Board of Governors and monitored by a committee.Outcomes of the research studies will be reviewed and improved practices, technologies, and innovations will be identified and introduced to prevent losses due to poor practices. Training programs and laboratory analytic facilities will be provided to the partners in this regard.Data generated through these studies will be analyzed and feasibility models will be developed in livestock production, products processing, and marketing, with special focus on expected economic returns and products quality. Prototypes of the models will be developed.The entrepreneurship models will be evaluated and supported through development of breeding stocks, production units, quality control backup, and marketing and processing facilities in the clusters. Innovations like solar powered water pumps, biogas plants, growth promoters, probiotics, etc will be introduced.The feasible entrepreneurship models, already evaluated successfully, will be replicated at larger scale and provided with forward and backward linkages.The entrepreneurs of production, processing, and marketing will be networked and linked with the tourism industry for supply of hygienic foods and display of activities. The results will be presented at the biannual series of International Workshops on Dairy Science Park and other international events.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The Dairy Science Park has been utilized as a platform to coordinate the activities related to academia-industry linkages. It has been, engaging the youth in productive economic activities. Medium-sized units are being networked with services providers, markets, and emerging entrepreneurs.
The President Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KPCCI), Mr Zahidullah Shinwari approved the Standing Committee on Livestock for integrating various stakeholders. The Minister for Agriculture, Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur inaugurated Livestock Business Facilitation Desk at KPCCI. The Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Law, Mr Arif Yousaf supported legislative reforms to protect interest of the stakeholders during the process of industrialization. He commended acceptance of the Park by the United Nations for two sustainable goals of self-employment for the youth and hygienic food production for the people of KP and FATA. The Special Assistant to Chief Minster on Livestock, Mr Mohibullah Khan supported the plan for preparing the province for International Halal Meat Market.
A collaboration on “Biorisk Management” is with process with the Sandia National Laboratories USA. A four-members delegation of the Park visited the Netherlands in March 2015 for launching the initiative and a 12-members delegation is visiting Dubai shortly to develop Pakistan Biorisk Curriculum for Universities in the Pakistan and the Region. A letter of intent was signed with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences for collaborative research on development and trade of Halal products. Focal Points have been appointed for the Park for Australia, China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Netherlands, USA and Canada.
Emerging industries in milk and meat processing and marketing have been provided technical and Quality Control certification support to relieve threats from the District Administration. Several companies have been established in the private sector and 1000 unemployed veterinary graduates are being facilitated to establish entrepreneurs. The Senior Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Inayatullah Khan has allocated Rs.200 million for establishing a model slaughter house in consultation with the Park and has directed for establishment of Dairy Science Park Board to implement the idea in collaboration Peshawar Development Authority.
* Women University Mardan
* Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
* Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Peshawar
* Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal
* Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority
* The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
* Veterinary Research Institute, Peshawar
* SDGs Task Force, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly
* Science Tech + Mashad
* Konya Teknokent, Konya
* Charles Strut University, Australia