UVAS holds seminar on small ruminant project

LAHORE:The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with the

Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) and the University of Melbourne

Australia organized a seminar on small ruminant project update ‘Enhancing Small Ruminant

Production to Benefit Farming Families in Sindh and Punjab’ here on Saturday in the city campus. UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad presided over the seminar while various participants joined the seminar online and face to face, UVAS faculty members, master students, representative from Livestock Dairy Development Board, Islamabad, Small Ruminant Project team (Punjab & Sindh) and small holder farmers ACIAR Pakistan were attended.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad emphasized that small ruminant was the major component of the small holder farming system. He said such seminars were important for project visibility and knowledge sharing. Research findings would lead to measure the solicited impact of the project interventions on smallholder farming families, he added.

Small Ruminant team presented the findings of research activities conducted in Chakwal, Bhakkar, Rajanpur, Tharparker, Badin and TandoAllahyar. Dr Rebecca Doyle and Dr Angus Campbell (Project Leaders) shared the future strategies and support resources for improved growth and management of young and adult goats/sheep, value chain interventions and extension material on the issues that are grounded in research and inclusive of the needs of all members of small ruminant farming families.

The Project was supported by Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR). This project was implemented by the UVAS and the University of Melbourne, Australia which aims to enhance the small ruminant production to benefit farming families in Sindh and Punjab.