LAHORE : The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and Dairylac (Private) Limited Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to train the company staff and progressive registered farmers to enhance their professional capacity.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad (S.I) and Director Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization Dr Farhan Jamil from UVAS and Dairylac Chief Executive Officer Mr Naushirwan Merchant and Director Muhammad Irshad signed the MoU in a ceremony held at the UVAS City Campus. Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, Dean Faculty of Biosciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Director Veterinary Academy Dr Muhammad Ikram, Registrar Sajjad hayder, UVAS faculty members and Dairylac officials were present.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said that UVAS is focusing on the promotion of industry and academic collaboration for the development livestock sector. He said that feedlot fatting and animal nutrition has great potential to boost sector. He spoke about UVAS facilities and short-term trainings. Mr Naushirwan Merchant said that Dairylac is focusing on research and training of staff as they are key way to bring enormous results in field.
Under the MOU, both the organisations will work jointly to conduct training activities for all employees and farmers to enhance their knowledge and skills in technical as well professional development. UVAS will provide all the facilities (training rooms, laboratories, libraries, trainers, logistics for exposure visits, supporting staff, etc. Dairylac will identify training need assessment keeping in view the demands and needs of the company to enhance the capacity and skills with consultation of UVAS.