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Small Ruminant Rearing – Sub-sector Overview and major challenges/ constraints
by ruchita published May 29, 2015 last modified May 29, 2015 11:11 AM — filed under: , ,
Around 70% of the goat and sheep in the country are reared by small and marginal farmers and landless households. While sheep rearing is most often the primary source of livelihood for shepherds, who often belong to distinct communities (for example the Raikas of Rajasthan, Dhangars of Maharashtra, Kurubas of Karnataka) goat rearing is a supplementary, support activity for other livelihoods, particularly agriculture. Sheep are reared in relatively larger herds (averaging 60-70) whereas goats are reared in smaller numbers (9-10). Goat rearing is also characterized by a greater involvement of women.
Located in Lessons Learnt / Small Ruminants