FAO and UVAS jointly organized training for KPK practitioners


The Department of Theriogenology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organized a one-month training on artificial insemination (AI) in cattle for field practitioners of newly merged areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). The training at UVAS was funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) KPK chapter through a USAID project.

UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer and Additional Director Operations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Shahana Khalil co-chaired the concluding session of training at UVAS Ravi Campus Pattoki and distributed certificates among the participants, while training coordinator Dr Muhammad Irfan Ur Rehman, Chairman Department of Theriogenology Dr Amjad Riaz, IPO Food and Agriculture Organization Waleed Mehdi, Livestock Officer FAO Dr M Islam, participants and professionals from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha thanked FAO for trusting UVAS as their training partner and offered full support for such community activities in the future. Training coordinator Dr Muhammad Irfan Ur Rehman Khan briefed the delegation about the training activities of four batches. IPO, FAO Mr Waleed Mehdi and Livestock Officer (FAO) Dr M Islam lauded the services of the University for the uplift of national communities. A total of 100 KPK field practitioners were trained by UVAS to serve in the Livestock sector.

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