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Overview

Livestock sector plays a multi-dimensional role in socio-economic development of rural households. Livestock rearing has a positive impact on equity in terms of income and employment.

It also plays an important role in addressing poverty of the rural households. Since the distribution of livestock is relatively more egalitarian as compared to land, Livestock rearing as an income generation approach holds a greater potential to empower communities residing in the hinterlands.

Talking about the Indian perspective, majority of the rural households own livestock. These households owning livestock predominately are small and marginal.

Challenges

When we refer to income from agricultural activities, it is mainly under the control of men and when we refer to income from small livestock-based livelihoods, it is women who play a pivot role.

The livestock sector has lot of challenges, especially marginal and small farmers are still not able to access the market and new advanced technology as well.

There is high mortality and morbidity in livestock production. There are still lack of institutional support to small and marginal framers in terms of investment and capacity building as well.

Strategic Approach

Our livestock-based program mainly includes Dairy, Goat rearing, honey production and poultry which rely on the developing of a village-based cadre namely Pashu Sakhi who further facilitates community members about the better-quality breed, training of women in feeding & husbandry practices, veterinary care, immunization etc.

Its main objective is to enhance the income of rural families by ensuring that they are being paid a fair price and reducing their dependency on the middle-men.

Initiative Under Livestock

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