Project final report

Improving smallholder dairy and beef profitability by enhancing farm production and value chain management in Pakistan - Final Report

Date released
15 December 2022
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David McGill, Hassan Warriach, Margaret Ayre, Kaitlyn Height, Gayathri Mekala, Tony Dunne, Emma Hand, Jenny Hanks, Abdul Aziz, Khizar Hayat and Humera Iqbal


This project aimed to improve the profitability of smallholder farming households in Pakistan’s Punjab and Sindh provinces, through on-farm efficiency gains and development of dairy and beef market opportunities. Increasing profit from the meat component of dairy farms is critical to address the economic viability and competitive advantage of smallholder dairy smallholder farms. 

The project investigated opportunities to boost beef returns through on-farm efficiency improvements and linking smallholder families with markets, and analysed beef value chains to identify opportunities and constraints for smallholders. Farmer business groups were created and supported to enable smallholders to access more profitable beef markets.

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