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Status and role of women in rural livestock production in central Punjab [Pakistan]  [2002]

Gulfaum, S. Hyder, A.U. Abdullah, M. Khatoon, N. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan))

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A survey of 105 farm families, taken randomly from village Youngpur, Okara, was conducted for ascertaining the contribution of women in livestock production. Livestock was the second major source of income after agriculture and 94% farm families were engaged in livestock raising. Annual income per family ranged from Rs. 10000 to 100000. About 30, 31 and 41% women were involved in fodder cutting fodder fetching and chaffing, respectively, while 29, 20 and 33% were partially involved in these activities and remaining did not perform this work. Participation in livestock management was 82, 89, 91, 94 and 86 for feeding and watering, milking, milk processing, manure disposal and marketing of products, respectively. Extent of participation of women in livestock management was not affected by the level of education, age, size of land holding, extent of their involvement in family affairs, their perception about status as house wives and annual income.

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The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1018-7081

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