The state of the dairy industry is a striking example of Pakistan’s habit of missing opportunities throughout a 65-year history tainted by military coups, political infighting and a form of crony capitalism that has stifled entrepreneurship. With 63 million cows and buffaloes, Pakistan has one of the world’s biggest herds, but it cannot export milk because the animals’ yields are so low. The sector engages 35 million people (20% of the population) in direct or related work.
There exists a band of trailblazers that wish to transform Pakistan’s dairy industry into a multi-billion dollar enterprise by introducing modern techniques to farming. – Photos by Reuters