LAHORE The dairy development project namely 'Dairy Hub is being expanded to the flood affected area of Ehsanpur in Sindh, with a view to increase access to veterinary care while enhancing the capacity building of dairy farmers in the region. This was announced by the Tetra Pak here on Wednesday. Speaking on the expansion of the project, Umer Ghumman, Marketing Manager Tetra Pak Pakistan, said that based on a 'One Herd concept, Dairy Hub is a dairy development programme, which concentrates on improving the breed, feed, animal diseases, knowledge and management skills of farmers. A single dairy hub is typically established in the radius of 20 villages with 800-1000 farmers and a total of up to 10,000 cows. The programme assists in achieving the dual objectives of enhancing food security while contributing towards poverty alleviation. He said: The Ehsanpur dairy hub is set to support flood affected dairy farmers in Sindh, whose surviving livestock are suffering the consequences of unprecedented flooding. Through the dairy hub, small hold farmers will gain access to veterinary services and medication at minimal cost, while learning of ways to take care of their livestock in the post-flood landscape. Since the projects implementation in 2009, dairy hubs across Pakistan have achieved encouraging results, demonstrating tangible benefits for small farm holders, milk processors and the dairy industry alike. Over the past couple of years, more than 200 training sessions have been conducted, benefiting more than 25,000 dairy farmers nationwide and enhancing the dairy productivity of more than 90,000 livestock and farm animals.