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Participation of Rural Women in Livestock Management and Their Training Needs in Potohar Region
Farhana Nosheen1, Tanvir Ali2, Haq Nawaz Anwar3 and Muhammad Ahmad4
1Department of Home Economics, G. C.,University, Faisalabad; 2Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad; 3 Department of Sociology G. C. University Faisalabad; 4Adaptive Research Complex, Govt. of the Punjab, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
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Potohar plateau is mountainous and rocky region, covered with scrub forest, interspaced with flat lying plains; the north and north-east consist of softly undulating plain areas along with some rocky patches. Realizing the need for the quantification of women participation in livestock management, a study was conducted to assess the level of participation and need of training in areas of interest. Chakwal, the third most populated district of barani Potohar, was selected as the universe of this research. Like other districts of Pakistan, all livestock species were reared in Potohar region including Chakwal district. Among total livestock population in the district, the decreasing order of species began with goats followed by cattle, sheep, buffaloes, asses, camels, horses and mules. Although rural women had productive role in livestock management, yet neither received adequate advice not had adequate access to modern technology that could benefit them in their livestock management activities. It was revealed from study that more frequently carried out activities by rural women were livestock management, animal production, protection and poultry husbandry. Rural women were interested to get their training in livestock management, animal production, protection, poultry husbandry and marketing of animals to boost up the livestock productivity.

Key words: Livestock management, Potohar, Rural women, Training need


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
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