Description/achievement of initiative
Dairy Science Park has emerged at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar Pakistan and was registered as a society under Societies’ Registration Act XXI of 1860 (Reg No.4582/5/8589 dated 2-7-2015) by Registrar Joint Stock Companies and Societies, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar, Pakistan and accepted by the United Nations as #SDGAction9671. DSP envisions KP, FATA, and Northern Areas of Pakistan, and the adjoining regions of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and China as a hub of livestock and poultry entrepreneurs backed up by quality control, R&D, and marketing support organizations, with prosperous people desired under 2030-Agenda for sustainable development of the United Nations. Various provincial dignitaries supported this sacred mission and Mr Inayatullah Khan took the message very seriously and pursued it through release of ADP funds and support of an autonomous DSP Board. He was especially comfortable with the idea of self-accountability through an Endowment Fund, needing no operational fund. Mr Mr Mehtab Abbasi and Mr Akram Durrani has supported the mission as Ex-Chief Ministers KP, Pakistan. The Chairman HEC, Prof Mukhtar Ahmad has been very kind in supporting DSP as Center of Excellence. Mr Arif Yousaf and Mr Mohibullah Khan endorsed the idea as Special Assistants to Chief Minister on Law and Livestock.
1. Registration of Farms, Veterinary Practitioners, Marketing Partners, and Service Providers2. Monitoring production practices, and identifying losses due to poor breeds, growth rates, reproduction, morbidity, and mortality due to diseases3. Introducing improved practices, technologies, and innovations to prevent losses due to poor practices4. Working on feasibility models in livestock production, products processing, and marketing, and assessing the expected economic return5. Developing entrepreneurship models through breeding stock, production units, and marketing and processing facilities6. Replicating the feasible entrepreneurship models already evaluated successfully7. Networking entrepreneurs of production and processing, and their linkages with the tourism industry for supply of hygienic foods and display of activities8. 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