SARGODHA: A two-day international Food & Nutrition Research Conference and Expo was organized by the University of Sargodha and concluded with far-reaching recommendations for growth of Dairy & Food Sectors in Pakistan. Engro Foods served as a partner for this conference with Dr. Muhammad Nasir Senior Manager Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Engro Foods representing the company as a key note speaker.
Dr. Muhammad Nasir spoke about Engro’s contribution to Pakistan’s dairy sector and development of dairy products. He presented a model-framework discussing detailed plans to develop the local dairy sector. These plans have a potential of contributing than one trillion PKR to the country’s GDP.
According to Dr. Muhammad Nasir, “Pakistan ranks 4th amongst milk producing countries. However, even at present, it is amongst the lowest-in-the-world considering milk yield per cattle with merely 5% of production is going to the formal dairy value chain. Pakistan has tremendous potential to increase its milk production, per-capita consumption, and huge surplus generation for exports but is linked to an enabling environment and establishment of a formal dairy value chain as per best global practices. Owing to Pakistan’s rich potential in the dairy sector, foreign investors have shown an interest to invest in establishing an ultra-modern dairy industry. Increased foreign investment in the sector is anticipated in the near future. However, this is mainly correlated with the conducive environment and ease of doing business in the sector.”
This conference was attended by key scientists, industry professionals and renowned professors from USA, UK, Malaysia, Egypt, Iran and others. Engro Foods’ participation at conferences such as these adds to its list of contribution to the dairy sector, helping progress towards the nation’s promising future.