• http://sapplpp.org/sheep-goat-poultry-statistics/common-resources/goat-population-in-india http://sapplpp.org/sheep-goat-poultry-statistics/common-resources/goat-population-in-india
    Population and Density Maps of Sheep, Goats and Poultry, based on the '19th Livestock Census -2012' published by the department of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/rearing-and-management-practices/small-ruminants/pashu-palak-calendar http://sapplpp.org/rearing-and-management-practices/small-ruminants/pashu-palak-calendar
    The Pashu Palak calendar (in Hindi) is an easy-to-understand and practical guide for use by livestock (primarily for goat, sheep and cattle) rearers and community-based animal health workers. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP03-making-modern-poultry-markets-work-for-the-poor http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP03-making-modern-poultry-markets-work-for-the-poor
    Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) facilitated the formation of women SHGs in Madhya Pradesh. Broiler farming emerged as a potential income-earning opportunity in SHG meetings. Following this, PRADAN facilitated linkages and convergence with government schemes, and SHG’s were linked with commercial hatcheries for the regular supply of day-old chicks. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/CPR-Livestock/INGP28-Building-Fodder-Security-in-Rural-Areas http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/CPR-Livestock/INGP28-Building-Fodder-Security-in-Rural-Areas
    Community members actively participated in documenting traditional knowledge related to fodder and grazing practices of different livestock species. Following this, nurseries of traditional fodder varieties were developed and saplings were distributed to farmers for planting on farm bunds and on village common lands. Additionally, women farmers diversified their cropping to include multiple millets, pulses, oil seeds and vegetables. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP11-backyard-poultry-farming-through-shgs-in-wb http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP11-backyard-poultry-farming-through-shgs-in-wb
    Under the Family-based Poultry Distribution scheme in West Bengal, State Poultry Farms, through SHGs, distribute poultry birds – primarily Rhode Island Red (RIR) - to rural households with the objective of establishing small-scale, self-sustainable poultry production units that can provide a small but steady income to rural households and contribute to household nutrition. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/BDGP04-biogas-from-poultry-litter-as-a-sustainable-energy-resource http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/BDGP04-biogas-from-poultry-litter-as-a-sustainable-energy-resource
    Training and technical assistance was provided to women's groups to both build and manage the poultry-litter based bio-gas plants. Some of the direct benefits derived by women from biogas comprise smoke-free cooking fuel, reduced drudgery and time spent in the collection of firewood, improved vegetable yields within the homestead area and in agricultural fields due to the use of slurry obtained as a by-product. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP05-govt-led-integrated-approach-for-delivery-of-services-to-smallholder-poultry-farmers http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP05-govt-led-integrated-approach-for-delivery-of-services-to-smallholder-poultry-farmers
    An earthen pot is filled with household waste such as cotton rags, gunny bag pieces, cow dung and vegetable leftovers alongwith some water and pieces of ant-hill with termites. The earthen pot is kept upside down in a cool dark place. The termites multiply and the pot is full of white ants in 72 hours. The birds are fed on these ants which are a rich source of protein. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/CPR-Livestock/INGP33-enriching-community-pastures http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/CPR-Livestock/INGP33-enriching-community-pastures
    Gabion structures along with stone bunds also helped in checking soil erosion and in improving moisture conservation. Due to an increase in water recharge, farmers have started cultivating vegetable crops and fruit species, in addition to fodder. These changes were brought about through the active involvement of community members in Gudha Gokulpura and neighbouring hamlets. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP25-unpacking-the-poor-productivity-myth http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP25-unpacking-the-poor-productivity-myth
    Vaata is a traditional system of sharing and building livestock assets among tribal communities in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Individual women members of Gottis were given a few Aseel hens. Recipients returned half the chicks produced by the hens which were redistributed free or sold, and the savings were accumulated in the Gotti accounts. The women were also trained to use simple herbal remedies. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/INGP04-Reviving-the-Indigenous-Poultry-Breed-Kadaknath http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/INGP04-Reviving-the-Indigenous-Poultry-Breed-Kadaknath
    The Kadaknath poultry rearing unit emerged as a good source of income for Keena, a resident of Mendal village in the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. Keena was landless and worked as a wage labourer to add to the family income. Her poultry unit not only met her household’s financial needs but also provided a source of nutrition for herself and her family. Read more...

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