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Community Empowerment through Livelihood Development (CELD) – Layyah

Overview

The project ‘Community Empowerment through Livelihood Development, HF’s initiative was funded by the British Asian Trust and the Australian Development Corporation (ADC) through HOPE’87. The project’s objectives were met in two years’ time. The goal of the project was to contribute towards poverty reduction, through dairy development. To achieve this goal a number of key activities were undertaken; capacity building of dairy farmers in dairy development and extension work, linkages with relevant line departments and value chain development through installation of chillers.

Achievements

  • 05 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) were formed which mobilized the community to take part in the community initiatives
  • 78 CBO members were trained to improve personal skills, organizational management and social accountability. One of the CBO (Kushaal) constructed 914 meter long retaining wall with community share of PKR 27,000
  • 10 LEWs and 1,200 dairy farmers were trained in improved livestock management and dairy development techniques
  • Awareness of socio-economic rights of women
  • Value chain mechanism was strengthened in the targeted areas through establishment of dairy business groups (installation of three milk chillers). In June 2014, the average milk collected was 70 litres which increased gradually and reached to an average of 130 litres by September 2014
  • The implementation of improved practices increased the average milk production per animal per day 3.03 litres

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