The Dairy Beef Project of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with Pakistan Agricultural Research Council organised “First Science into Action” workshop.
Australian High Commission Dr Geoffrey Shaw was the chief guest while UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor University of Education Lahore (UE) Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Animal husbandry Commissioner Dr Khurshid Ahmed and representatives from livestock departments of Punjab, Sindh, KPK and Baluchistan, NRSP, LDDB, stakeholders from private sector participated in workshop. Dr David McGill Project Leader and many other Australian experts virtually joined the event.
Dr Geoffrey Shaw highlighted the importance of whole family extension approach for smallholder farmers to increase the farm production and profit.
The Australian team; Research Program Manager Dr Anna Okello, Australian Center for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) gave virtual talk on ACIAR’s experience with policy engagement with various examples.
livestock extension systems which has encountered. The discussion was on the current livestock extension systems, its challenges, and solutions.
The participants bring up ideas to improve and support the policies recommendations for best extension services and implementation for smallholder farming families.