Based on the effective linkages and good prospects for further technical progress resulting from ASLP, and the opportunity for further strengthening benefit flows to the rural poor, Australia and Pakistan agreed to undertake a second phase of ASLP, which started at the end of 2010 and lasted 5 years. It took place within value-chain frameworks and gave special attention to benefits for the poor and marginalised.
The new project addressed three themes:
- Testing and enhancing dairy extension approaches throughout Pakistan;
- Research priority areas for enhancing milk production and quality from small-holder dairy farmers identified under LPS/2005/132;
- Capacity building of dairy extension and industry staff to implement the improved dairy extension approaches.