Goat Farming

Project Details

The project aim is to help rural women in villages to generate additional income by way of Agriculture allied activities. Keeping this objective in mind various initiatives are identifies which meet the following objectives -

  1. Should help generate additional income of at least INR 60,000 each year for the beneficiary,
  2. Should have low gestation time i.e. should be able to give additional income within 6 months for start of the project,
  3. Should be simple, suitable to the territory and implementable with available resources in the area.

Keeping that in mind following initiatives are identified:
Goat Farming:
Goat Farming can be made into a profitable proposition for rural women if done with adequate training and support. Important success factors in goat farming are identification of right breed, timely and adequate vaccination / deforming, hygiene of the shed and surrounding area, adequate feed and care during breeding. These factors can help reduce mortality, improve weight gain and thereby help improve annual income by around Rs. 60,000.

Pipal Tree has addressed all these factors in systematic manner. Pipal Tree provides vocational training to women for Goat farming. Post training it provides financial support to set up small business, help make it profitable by on field support / market linkages. Eventually model could become sustainable by way of market linkages in addition to the donations.