Dairy Management

Harnessing the Potential of Dairy Farming in Pakistan
Date:
Oct 27 - 29, 2017
Application Deadline:
Oct 17, 2017
Venue:
LUMS, Lahore

Despite various challenges facing the dairy value chain, Pakistan is one of the top five milk producing nations in the world. However, inept dairy and farm management practices continue to hinder the dairy sector from realizing its full potential. Inefficient dairy farm operations and lack of value addition in the dairy sector have constrained profitability and margins of dairy enterprises in Pakistan. The systemic gaps not only limit the local population’s access to affordable dairy products but also greatly hamper our global competitiveness and growth. Given the widespread malnutrition in Pakistan, the potential for dairy to contribute in alleviating the problem is immense.

Program on Dairy Management brings together key dairy sector stakeholders on a single platform to learn and share best practices in dairy farm management and develop a unified understanding and vision to unleash the sector’s potential. The program aims at building managerial competencies leading to operational efficiency, productivity enhancement, adoption of best practices, quality benchmarking and value addition to the currently commoditized dairy sector.

The Dairy Management program is sponsored by Tetra Pak Pakistan as a CSR initiative to bring about change and to help realize potential of the dairy sector and thereby contribute to the overall wellbeing of the community.

 

The program focuses on improving dairy farm management practices and builds on the broad understanding of managing agribusiness enterprises. Some of the focus areas are: 

  • Overview of Dairy Sector of Pakistan – Challenges & Opportunities
  • Management Issues at a Dairy Farm
  • Effective Dairy Farm Operations – Good Practices
  • SWOT Analysis of Pakistan Dairy
  • Dairy Vision 2020
 

 

A unique opportunity for the executives to enhance learning on technical aspects of dairy business management through interactive sessions with international expert, Mr. Ger-Jan Duives from HAS University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands.

Mr Duives is Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from State University of Utrecht and an expert in curriculum development on animal health issues and farm management, both in the Netherlands and in foreign countries.

 

 

The program is designed for

  • Dairy and Agricultural Farmers
  • Corporate Dairy Farmers
  • Dairy Processors
  • Officers of Financial Institutions
  • Academics Associated with Agribusiness

    A minimum educational qualification of bachelor’s degree and at least 2-years of experience is required for admission in the program.
 

 

Program Director
ARIF IQBAL RANA
Associate Professor
PhD, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Interests:
Quality Management; Scheduling & Transportation; Mathematical Modelling in Production; Supply Chain Management
Additional Faculty
FAZAL JAWWAD SEYYED
Visiting Faculty
PhD, University of Arkansas
Research Interests:
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management; Asset Pricing and Capital Markets; Financial Markets Structure and Efficiency; Information Content of Bond Rating; Behavioural Finance

The program is funded by Tetra Pak Pakistan which includes tuition cost, reading material and lunch served during the program. However, please fill out your personal details in the sponsorship and invoicing section to successfully complete the application.

ACCOMMODATION
If you wish to avail accommodation at LUMS, there will be additional fee. It includes accommodation, breakfasts and dinners for the duration of the program. However, any extra charges such as telephones, extra meals etc should be paid on departure. You may check-in on the evening preceding the start date of the program and check out the morning after the program ends. You are, however, requested to inform us of the time of your arrival and departure.

We offer single bed accommodation at the Rausing Executive Centre. Each bedroom with attached bathroom is equipped with mini-fridge, writing desk and direct dial STD/ISD telephone and cable TV. All bedrooms at REC are internet-ready. Please note we do not provide accommodation for drivers accompanying participants.

Residential Fee PKR 36,000


ADMISSION PROCESS

Applications will be screened with regard to their suitability for each program. Kindly ensure that your complete online application form reaches the office by the deadline. Incomplete application forms will not be entertained. The confirmation of enrollment is subject to screening of the application by Program Directors. 


Note: REDC may cancel or postpone a program due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, university will not be responsible for any related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

The University reserves the right to make changes in its program policies and fees at any time.