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SMS for Good Shepherding – Providing Information When and Where it is needed
by ruchita published Aug 07, 2012 last modified Jan 16, 2014 05:16 PM — filed under: , , ,
Anthra is a non-profit organization working primarily on issues of livestock development in the wider context of sustainable natural resource use. Its focus areas are livestock production and farming systems, crops and fodder varieties, livestock and plant genetic resources, medicinal plants and health care traditions, land and water use and the protection, documentation and sharing of indigenous knowledge. Anthra primarily works with small and marginal farmers – dalits, adivasis, pastoralists, and particularly with women from these marginalized communities.
Located in Good Practices / Small Ruminants
छोटे पशुओं के उपचार के लिए औषधीय पौधों द्वारा पशु चिकित्सा पद्धति को प्रोत्साहन - बायफ डेवलपमेंट रिसर्च फाउंडेशन द्वारा एक शोध अध्ययन
by ruchita published Oct 08, 2012 last modified Jun 03, 2014 03:59 PM — filed under: , , ,
बायफ का उद्देशय है ग्रामीण परिवारों, विशेषकर वंचित और संसाधन गरीब परिवारों के लिये लाभकारी स्वरोज़गार के अवसरों का सृजन करना, तथा सुनिश्चित करना कि उनकी आजीविका मे स्थिरता हो और उनके जीवन की गुणवत्ता मे सुधार हो। इन उद्देश्यों को प्राप्त करने की दिशा मे बायफ ने सहभागी समुदाय से निरंन्तर बातचीत जारी रखी ताकि उनके द्वारा सामना की गई बाधाओं को पहचानने मे मदद कर सकें तथा सब मिल कर स्थानीय उपलब्ध संसाधनो के आधार पर संभव समाधान पर विचार कर सकें। कौशल मे बढ़ोतरी तथा प्रौद्योगिकी और ज्ञान संसाधन की पहुँच को सरल बनाना, अन्य प्रमुख कार्यान्वन रणनीतियाँ है।
Located in Good Practices / Small Ruminants
Small Ruminant Rearing - Breed Conservation and Genetic Improvement
by ruchita published Dec 05, 2012 last modified Jan 16, 2014 07:11 PM — filed under: ,
The report documents approaches, interventions and good practices related to small ruminant breed conservation and improvement in India, and their impact on the livelihoods of smallholder livestock rearers. The documented approaches include promotion of indigenous breeds, traditional systems for sharing small ruminant assets and cross-breeding programmes.
Located in Good Practices / Small Ruminants
Collective Action to Reduce Goat Mortality - A Case Study of interventions supported by PRADAN in District Kandhamal, Odisha
by ruchita published Sep 23, 2013 last modified Mar 27, 2014 11:14 AM — filed under: , ,
This case study is the result of field visits undertaken by SA PPLPP in District Kandhamal, Odisha, where PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action) has supported goat based livelihood interventions in five of the fourteen gram panchayats of the Balliguda block.
Located in Good Practices / Small Ruminants
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
Community-led Initiatives for Conservation of the native Bhagli (Sonadi) Sheep, District Pali, Rajasthan – the story of Dharmaram Raika
by ruchita published Jul 16, 2013 last modified Jan 21, 2014 07:25 PM — filed under: , ,
Under the Breed Saviour Awards 2012, instituted by the National Bio-diversity Authority, the LIFE Network and the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Dharmaram has been awarded for his efforts to protect and conserve the Bhagli sheep breed.
Located in Stories / Small Ruminants
Buck sale – a viable livelihood opportunity for youth in rural areas
by ruchita published Mar 12, 2015 last modified Mar 12, 2015 07:58 PM — filed under: , ,
Recently Sandeep has expanded his enterprise to include the supply of goats of the Sirohi and Totapuri breed to interested buyers. The demand for these breeds is higher as they are sturdy, easily acclimatize to local conditions and gain weight even with minimal feeding.
Located in Stories / Small Ruminants
Parwati Kanwar awarded the prestigious Golden Talent Award for her exceptional work in Village Amka, Thanagazi Block, Alwar (Rajasthan)
by ruchita published Nov 17, 2011 last modified Jul 17, 2014 07:34 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
“Social taboos and customs that prevented women from standing equal to men are vanishing gradually. Today not only women but even men consult me on important matters", says a proud goat rearer, Parwati Kanwar after being awarded the prestigious Golden Talent Award by Heifer International.
Located in Stories / Small Ruminants
Herbal medicines not only cure but also build resistance against disease, says Jayaraman, a livestock healer in Village Vandipalayam, District Villupuram, Tamil Nadu
by ruchita published Dec 28, 2015 last modified Dec 28, 2015 12:42 PM — filed under: , ,
Jayaraman keeps in touch with veterinary doctors at the nearby animal husbandry centre located at a distance of thirteen kilometers from his village. “At times I receive a call from these doctors requesting information on the well being of village livestock. I also contact them for guidance.
Located in Stories / Small Ruminants
Grassroots Women Animal Health Workers Felicitated at the National Workshop on Strengthening Small Ruminant Based Livelihoods
by ruchita published Mar 09, 2015 last modified Mar 10, 2015 08:32 AM — filed under: , , , ,
It was a proud and cherished moment, not only for the Pashu Sakhis, but the countless individuals and organisations that are working to promote livestock-integrated rural livelihoods in remote rural areas, without access to veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, or qualified veterinarians in the vicinity.
Located in News