An Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) delegation, led by Lt-Gen (Retd.) Nadeem Ahmad visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore to discuss climate change issue. The delegation head, along with Director Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) Dr. Farhan Jamil chaired the meeting and sought suggestions/ technical input from the UVAS faculty members to address global climate change issues.
Nadeem Ahmad urged the UVAS faculty members to apply for attaining Global Climate Fund Accreditation. He is willing to collaborate with the UVAS to address the climate adaptation challenges, he added. Dr. Farhan Jamil said that UVAS was working with livestock, poultry, dairy and food industries in Pakistan. He said the university was a research intensive center and currently its faculty members are executing 110 research projects, which were won from national and international funding agencies. Dr Naveed-ul-Haq, Associate Professor gave detail presentation on the UVAS work on climate change. He spoke about challenges related to poor nutritional strategies, heat stress season, housing and management practices, and electric demand in urban areas, water supply to livestock and livestock health management and reproduction facing in Pakistan. He highlighted the UVAS goals on climate change and UVAS state-of-the-art facility for conducting experiment on livestock. Dr. Farhan added that UVAS also focusing on food safety and food security and conducting different training programs to impart practical training and knowledge to dairy professional for their capacity building.