Focus on Livestock Sector Stressed

PAKISTAN - The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised stakeholders’ meeting to identify priorities initiatives proposal for the next year ADP 2017-18 on Wednesday.
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According to a press release, UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha (SI) and member Production Planning & Development Mukhtar Malik jointly chaired the meeting and sought suggestions and technical inputs from the relevant stakeholders about the process initiated for identification of project proposal to be consider for the next year 2017-18 for the development of livestock sector.

Additional Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Punjab Khalid Mahmood Ch, Chief Agriculture Planning & Development Dr Muhammad Ashraf and a large number of researchers, academician, farmers, professionals, stakeholders and representative from public and private sector were attended.

Speaking on the occasion, the VC said that livestock has major share in agriculture GDP so there is need to focus more on livestock sector development.

He said it is direly needed to initiate school milk programme and provide an egg a day to the country's children to attract them to schools and improve their health to solving issue of malnutrition as well as provide market to our livestock, dairy and poultry farmers for their prosperity and their profitability.

Source: The News

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