Livestock and Access to Markets Project
The goal of this project is to contribute to rural growth and poverty reduction in rural Punjab, enhancing the livelihoods of poor households in the districts of Mianwali, Khushab, Bhakkar and Layyah. This objective is to be achieved by addressing the key constraints that prevent increases in production and productivity in the livestock sector.
The project aims to increase production and market access for livestock products, facilitating linkages between smallholder producers and private entrepreneurs along the dairy and livestock value chains through:
- Targeted, area-specific interventions to strengthen smallholders' access to livestock services – and increase the capacity of local private providers and government institutions to deliver such services
- Broader policy support aimed at strengthening the overall regulatory and institutional framework in the livestock sector.
The target group includes smallholder farmers whose incomes, nutrition security and safety nets depend primarily on livestock. Within this category, the project specifically targets the productive poor, the vulnerable poor and households headed by women. The project will limit its scope to the livestock subsectors that have the highest potential for generating impacts on poor smallholder farmers, including dairy, small ruminant and backyard poultry activities.
11 December 2013
2013 - 2017
Total Project Cost
US$ 9.34 million
US$ 3.6 million
National Government US$ 3.4 million
Beneficiaries US$ 1.87 million