Background of the Project
The Project for the Master Plan Study on Livestock, Meat and Dairy Development in Sindh Province” was conducted by JICA and Sindh Livestock Department since July 2010, and the Master Plan (M/P) report was prepared in October 2011. In the M/P, the province is divided into 5 zones as shown in Figure 1, and the development directions and goals for each zone are recommended. Based on the M/P, the Project on Sustainable Livestock Development for Rural Sindh was launched in February 2014, by concentrating its activity on the Southern integrated livestock development zone.
The Project is implemented by the project office, composed by C/P at the provincial and district levels of the Livestock Department with the Japanese experts. At the provincial level, there will be 13 counterparts. At the district level, there will be 5 SAs to be supervised by a veterinary officer and the project district coordinator in each district.
The Livestock Platform will be organized by major stakeholders of livestock development, including the Secretary, the Director Generals, and the directors of the Livestock Department, the representatives of the Project, universities, private sectors, NGOs, other livestock-related projects, and progressive farmers. The major roles of the Livestock Platform are to discuss on the directions of the livestock sector development, coordinate activities of the members including donors, and provide necessary advice/support to the Project. The Livestock Platform meeting will be held once a year.
Visit of Minister Livestock & Fisheries Department Sindh alongwith JICA experts, National Staff and Director Animal Husbandry Sindh at the farm of Chaudhry Fakhir Ali District Tando Allahyar to see the calf rearing practices
Calf salvation activity under the JICA Project
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