Project final report

Enhancing small ruminant production to benefit farming families in Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan - Final Report

Date released
12 December 2022
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Angus Campbell, Anna Barrett, Muhammad Atta ul Zia, Abdul Hussain Memon, Sunbal Sarfraz, Samia Rajput, Saba Ashraf, Dennis La, Haroon Muzzaffar and Rebecca Doyle


This project aimed to improve the livelihoods and wellbeing of small ruminant farming families, focusing on the inclusion of women, by developing strategies for improved, sustainable production and value chain engagement.

Although livestock numbers in Pakistan increased in recent decades, this has not been matched by increases in fodder availability or overall productivity. Key priority areas for Pakistan at both national and provincial levels include improved livestock research and extension capacity.

Through previous ACIAR research projects, clear opportunities for small ruminant families, particularly women, were identified to capitalise on the strong demand for sheep and goat meat in Pakistan.

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