Small Scale Poultry Farming and Poverty Reduction in South Asia - From Good Practices to Good Policies in Bangladesh, Bhutan and India
This paper reviews and draws lessons out of 11 Good Practices on small‐scale poultry farming, documented by SA PPLPP, in collaboration with a variety of public and private actors, including national and state governments, NGOs and private companies.
[Small Holder Poultry]
This study is a review of the Good Practice documentation by SA PPLPP, supplemented with desk research on emerging issues and macro perspectives, field visits to Rajasthan, Gujarat and Odisha, and meetings with experts and practitioners working on issues related to community management of common lands. The study, in particular, focuses on the linkages between common lands and smallholder livestock rearing, and livelihoods supported by the commons.
[Scoping Study] [Livestock Policy] [Common Property Resources – Smallholder Livestock Rearing]
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.
[Livestock Policy] [Small Ruminants] [Lessons Learnt]
Regeneration and sustainable management of CPRs can contribute to increased benefit for the livestock-dependent poor
This brief builds upon a number of Good Practices on CPRs‐livestock collated by the South Asia Pro‐Poor Livestock Policy Programme. It aims to show that investing in CPRs is not only good for the livestock dependent poor, but it is also good economics and good policy; and draws some lessons for the design of policies, programmes and institutions supporting CPR development.
[Livestock Policy] [Common Property Resources]