A delegation from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies United State of America (USA) led by Associate Professor of Practice South Asia Studies Dr Jashua.
Dr Jashua T White visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) City Campus Lahore, called on Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and held a meeting with UVAS professors.
They discussed disease diagnostic system in livestock sector, socio economic goals, energy crises and climate change. Prof Pasha said that Foot and Mouth (FMD) disease is a major issue of economic loss in livestock sector.
He said the Pakistan government is investing huge amount on the prevention of diseases. He said energy crises affecting livestock, agriculture, poultry and dairy industries as the machineries running is dependent on the availability of electricity.
The objectives of the meeting were to facilitate research and development for UVAS on the nexus between energy provision and rural development, livestock and meat being the key element of this whole exercise, also in the context of climate change.
UVAS Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, Dean Faculty of Biosciences, Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman and Dr Usman Bajwa were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor briefed the delegation on the UVAS academic, research, 24/7 clinical & extension & dairy advisory services, clinical & disease diagnostic facilities, development projects, vaccine production, various training programmes, national and international linkages, consultancy and advisory services for the profitability of poor farming community etc.
He informed the delegation about the UVAS ranking among the top universities in Times Higher Education and QS World Top University Rankings and sports ranking in extra-curricular activities. He said that the university is helping the industry in food and feed analysis, disease diagnostics and through advisory services.