The first ceremony for successful trainees of “Dairy Farm Management” Course of Dairy Project (DFRD) funded by USAID held at UVAS.
US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Punjab Jeffrey N Bakken awarded graduation certificates to 22 trainees who successfully completed a one-month farm managing training programme under USAID Funded Dairy Project of Dairy & Rural Development Foundation(DRDF).This innovative management training teaches youth pursuing a career in dairy farm management to enhance milk production and increase their income. Bakken emphasized the US support for improving livelihoods for rural communities in the province and country. He said, “Today’s event highlights the importance that the US places on deepening the impact of development assistance to the people of the country and improving the lives of those in rural communities. Your dedication is critical to pave the way for long-term economic gains in the dairy sector.”
Dairy Project Director Jack Moser also congratulated the graduates. “We celebrate the success of farm managers who will make a difference in the livestock sector by offering their services to the commercial dairy farm enterprises in the province. The USAID Dairy Project will continue to mobilize and support farmers in Punjab by training 400 individuals in dairy farm management.”
Other participants at the ceremony included Salman Shah, Chairman Dairy & Rural Development Foundation (DRDF), Dr Sobia Naheed, General Manager Field Operations Dairy Project (DRDF), Prof.Dr.Talaat Naseer Pasha, Vice Chancellor UVAS, Lydia Barraza , Press Attaché at US Consulate General in Lahore.