This project aimed to improve strategic value chains to significantly and equitably benefit the rural poor, particularly women, living in the Punjab and Sindh.
This project was part of the DFAT-funded Agriculture Value Chain Collaborative Research program (AVCCR) which identified goat meat value chains within Pakistan as a high priority for further research. The AVCCR targets strategic value chains impacting smallholder livelihoods and focuses on social equity and the empowerment of women as fundamentals to development.
The scope of this project was to more fully describe the goat industry, including production and marketing systems, and identify future research for development needs throughout the value chain that aligns with the core goals of the AVCCR Program.
- Mapping and analysing predominant goat value chains linking smallholder farmers to markets including the value smallholders deriving from them.
- Investigating smallholder farmer perceptions on their engagement with goat value chains and the role that women play both on-farm and post-farm gate.
- Identifying research opportunities for improved smallholder goat producer engagement with, and contribution to, specific goat meat value chains.