Departmental Impact

Provision of neutral platform and ‘safe’ space for different political stakeholders (to come together to frankly discuss challenges)


Department of Dairy Technology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organized Dairy Forum-2 with the theme “Achieving Food Security through Climate Resilient Sustainable Dairy Value Chain” on Wednesday at Faletti's Hotel, Lahore under the project ‘Capacity Building of Dairy Farmers & Industry Stakeholders on Milk Value Chain’. Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab Muhammad Masoud Anwar chaired the forum, Vice-Chancellor UVAS Prof. Dr. Nasim Ahmad S.I., Vice-Chancellor University of Education Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha S.I., H.I., Director General Punjab Food Authority Raja Jahangir Anwar, Member Planning and Development Govt. of Punjab Aslam Javed, Director Corporate Affairs & Agri Business Friesland Campina Engro Pakistan Syed Saud Ahmed Pasha, , Prof. Dr. Saima Dean FAP&T, Chairperson Department of Dairy Technology Dr. Saima Inayat, Dairy Farmers, Representatives of Farmer Associations across the country (DCFA & DALFA), Researchers, Industry Stakeholders, Livestock & Punjab Food Authority Officials were there to grace the occasion..


Department of Dairy Technology, UVAS Lahore, in collaboration with Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab (L&DD) under the project ‘Capacity Building of Dairy Farmers & Industry Stakeholders on Milk Value Chain’ arranged a ‘Dairy Forum’ with the theme of “Sustainability, Socioeconomic Impact & Modern Trends to Uplift the Dairy Sector” at Falettis hotel Lahore.
VC University of Education Lahore (UE) Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha presided over the Dairy Forum. Dr Amjad Saqib, Chairman Akhuwat Foundation and Additional Secretary Livestock Khizar Hayat were invited as the guest of honor.
Pakistan doesn’t need IMF support if we develop agriculture, livestock: Dr Amjad Saqib (Founder: Akhuwat Foundation) added at the occasion. ADG (Operations) PFA, Ms Saba Adil, ADG (Technical) PFA, Mustafa Dogar, Chairperson Department of Animal Nutrition UVAS, Prof Dr Saima and a large number of stakeholders from Dairy Associations, Researchers, Academicians, Livestock farmers, Dairy professionals from public and private dairy sectors and students attended the dairy forum.
Dr Muhammad Junaid gave a detailed presentation on the achievements of capacity building project during 2021-22. Different stalls were also arranged on the occasion. The Vice-Chancellor and guests also visited the stalls. A Technical session was held on “Sustainability, Socioeconomic Impact & Modern Trends to Uplift the Dairy Sector’ in which stakeholders and experts had a detailed discussion on the issue.
Dr. Muhammad Naveed ul Haq, concluded the session. He praised the entire activity to improve the dairy sector and agreed that there is the need to bring together industry stockholders, dairy farmers, and regulatory authorities under one roof under the Capacity Building Product, Department of Dairy Technology UVAS in collaboration with Livestock & Dairy Development Department, Govt. of Punjab. Today, the dairy industry is at a crossroads; per litter production is low, and local breeds are incapable of producing high yields. To ensure the survival of dairy farmers and the economy, genetically improved breeds must be developed.