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National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad  established in 1984, is the largest research centre of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). NARC, with a total land area of approximately 1400 acres, is located near Rawal Lake, six kilometers south-east of Islamabad. Physical facilities in term of experimental fields, laboratories, green houses, gene bank, library/ documentation, auditorium, machinery & lab equipment repair workshops, stores, hostels, cafeteria, audio visual studios, are also available at NARC.

Journal Article

Journal Article

Re-designing smallholder dairy production in Pakistan  [2010]

Afzal, M. (Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad (Pakistan));

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Milk is mainly produced by the smallholders in Pakistan. 67.6% cattle and 71.4% buffaloes are raised in smallholder production system. A total of 8.42 million families raise 26.79 million cattle and buffaloes for milk production in the country. Smallholder dairy production has a number of benefits to the poor families who raise these animals. Major advantage is the availability of highly nutritious products for home consumption. Smallholder families earn additional income from sale of milk and it is in fact continuous source of cash flow on daily/weekly basis. Livestock manure is used as fertilizer and use of livestock dung as fuel is also very common in villages without gas, Smallholders dairying can serve as empowerment for the rural people particularly women It also provides employment opportunities in the rural non-farm economy. The major challenge in developing smallholder's dairying is improving profitability of the system. This can be achieved by improving milk market
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Pakistan Veterinary Journal (Pakistan)
ISSN : 0253-8318

Bibliographic information

Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2011
Volume:
30
Issue:
3
Start Page:
187
End Page:
190
All titles:
"Re-designing smallholder dairy production in Pakistan"@eng
Other:
"2 tables, 8 ref., Summary (En), E-mail: drmafzal1953@yahoo.com"
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Bibliographic information

Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2011
Volume:
30
Issue:
3
Start Page:
187
End Page:
190
All titles:
"Re-designing smallholder dairy production in Pakistan"@eng
Other:
"2 tables, 8 ref., Summary (En), E-mail: drmafzal1953@yahoo.com"