Promotion of Animal Husbandry in Odisha(PAHO)

Small ruminants are associated with the rural poor. They play a big role in supporting the livelihood system of the poorest men and women livestock keepers, especially in the marginalised areas. In spite of its livelihood contribution and contribution to the livestock economy, this sub-sector received only diminutive attention.

Promoting Animal Health in Orissa (PAHO) with the support of CARE and Pfizer Foundation is started at Seba Jagat aiming at Enabling 1000 SC and ST women smallholders in the M.Rampur Block Kalahandi district of Orissa to increase income and contribute to household well-being by improved access to animal health services.

Seba Jagat has been working for Promotion of Animal Husbandry in the 3 selective tribal dominated Gram Panchayats (Urladani, Mohongiri & Manikera) of M. Rampur Block covering 1003 House holds in 26 villages. For the selection of beneficiaries importance was given to include SC & ST families particularly those are dependant on animal rearing. Priority was given to support women headed house holds and disable families so that they improve their livelihood system by rearing goats.

The specific objectives of the program are

  • Enable SC and ST women rearing small ruminants to better understand and express their needs and interests by organizing them into collectives.
  • Assist SC and ST women small ruminant rearers to access knowledge on improved practices and better animal health services through diverse extension mechanisms.
  • Develop a responsive and multipurpose extension and support mechanism by promoting a cadre of local animal health workers.

During this year the following activities have been conducted through this project

  • Base line Survey has been conducted in all the operational villages.
  • Developing Social Map covering House Hold, Population, livestock, resources, water Source etc.
  • Village level interaction meeting conducted with 1000 House Holds.
  • Training of Trainers for improving animals (Goat) Conducted for 32 selective volunteers.
  • Proper Care and Management of Goats is well known to 1003 HHs.
  • Market Study for better pricing conducted by the project staff.
  • Personal counseling and home based training to 30 HHs completed in 60 days with 1103 participants.
  • Formation & strengthening of common interest group through Capacity Building effort.
  • Stake Holders meeting conducted 4 times with 244 participants.
  • Animal Health immunization camps of Goats covered in all the selected villages.
  • Block Level technical workshop organized at M. Rampur with , 52 Participants including Resource persons.
  • Exposure visit & Sharing of experiences to CHIPLIMA by 22 CIGs & Staffs.
  • For fodder growing one central nursery raised at Rangapadar with different kind of plants.
  • 26 Village Awareness camps have been organized with the participants of 1258.

Besides that we have prepared 1003 beneficiary profile covering all the goat rearing households. Regular MIS report has been collected at monthly basis and kept for the project documentation.

Major Achievements of the Project

  • 1003 goat rearing beneficiaries are fully aware about the health and nutritional aspects of their goats.
  • The people of all the selected villages are initiating for fodder cultivation individually and community basis where the scope is available.
  • The selective communities in our project area are involved in the process of de-worming and immunization of goats. In fact they are even demanding for it.
  • People are avoiding intermediary businessmen for the selling of their goats and they are selling their goats directly in the market and gaining more money.
  • Remarkable change is notice in attitude of the people towards goat rearing.
  • Strengthened the Co-ordination and Co-operation among the Govt. departments like veterinary, Agriculture and ATMA. Accordingly people are getting all the support from the departments whenever they need .
  • Regular weighment of the goats is being done in monthly basis to monitor the growth of goats.
  • Develop the new concept of fodder cultivation among the people in the operational villages.