• 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/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...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/CPR-Livestock/BHGP13-willow-silage-an-alternative-to-winter-fodder http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/CPR-Livestock/BHGP13-willow-silage-an-alternative-to-winter-fodder
    In Bhutan, willow is one of the most important tree fodder species. It produces suitable biomass for silage making. Pits are dug to facilitate easy compaction of twigs and leafy material, and to ensure minimum aeration. The harvested willow twigs and leaves are evenly laid in the pit above a spread of thick polythene sheet to protect the ensiled material from moisture and air. The material is arranged and pressed manually. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/CPR-Livestock/BHGP11-oats-as-a-potential-high-altitude-winter-fodder-crop http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/CPR-Livestock/BHGP11-oats-as-a-potential-high-altitude-winter-fodder-crop
    The adoption of oat as winter fodder by pastoral communities is being replicated in other yak rearing areas of the country. Feeding oats as fodder, in winter, reduced livestock mortality from 10 to 3 animals per year, per household. Yak herders also reported that the lactation period increased by a month due to increase in fodder availability and milk yield increased by approximately 0.5 to 1 litre per day. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/BDGP01-mitigating-diseases-and-saving-valuable-assets http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/BDGP01-mitigating-diseases-and-saving-valuable-assets
    Service delivery limitations were overcome by an innovative Government - Civil society partnership to establish an alternative poultry health delivery system. Women were trained as poultry vaccinators to provide vaccination services to poultry rearers in Bangladesh. This resulted in a significant reduction in bird mortality and emerged as a viable employment option for thousands of vulnerable women who now earn a regular income. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/BDGP03-combating-bird-flu-through-bio-security-measures http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/BDGP03-combating-bird-flu-through-bio-security-measures
    Kapasia village in the Gazipur district of Bangladesh is a unique example of effective community based bio-security measures. Despite recent outbreaks of avian flu which affected all the upazilas in the district, the Kapasia village remained unaffected. Special measures were taken to prevent infection from entering Kapasia by employing two persons to disinfect all vehicles entering the village. Read more...
  • http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP10-Replicas-of-Native-Chicken-in-Rural-Poultry-Production http://sapplpp.org/goodpractices/small-holder-poultry/SAGP10-Replicas-of-Native-Chicken-in-Rural-Poultry-Production
    Field studies in the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra have revealed that the value of the Satpuda-Desi bird is at least double that of the white feathered broilers and the eggs produced by Satpuda-SPK are sold for Rs 3 - 4 per egg in the local village market. The women poultry farmers benefit from this activity as it is largely owned and managed by them. 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
    In a joint effort by communities, Non Government Organizations (NGOs) and government agencies, in the Gazipur and Tangail districts of Bangladesh, eco-friendly biogas plants using available poultry litter, were established to provide a clean and cheap source of energy to rural households. This resulted in positive economic, environmental and health returns, and also reduced the negative environmental impact of disposal of poultry litter and cow dung. Read more...

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