Bakra Eid 2020: Date, Significance, History, Observance !!Eid Mubarak!!

Bakra Eid Mubarak

Bakra Eid is just around the corner. In 2020, this festival will be observed from the evening of 30 July to the evening of 31st July.

Muslims all over the world have started the preparation for this most sacred and joyous celebration of the year. This ‘festival of sacrifice’ is the most auspicious occasion where they spread happiness, love, and care to others as well. Every face is brimming with joy and excitement. Whether it is the new dress or the gift; the reason for happiness is all over.

However, the ritual of Eid-al-Adha or Bakri Eid was started to pay homage to the sacrifice. If you want to know the history, celebration and all other things about this holy occasion, then please take a look at the following section where we have discussed all the details of this festival.

How Eid-Al-Adha was started?

According to the Holy Quran, Prophet Ibrahim was longing for a son for many years. When he was 80 years old, he was blessed with a baby boy who grew up to Prophet Ismael. When Ismael was 13 years old, his father, Ibrahim often dreamed that he was sacrificing his son. He got to know that it was an order from the god and thus he said to his son; “O’son, I keep dreaming that I am slaughtering you”. Ismael, who was a prophet also, replied; ” Father, do what you are ordered to do.” Both the father and son prepared to do the sacrifice to the will of God. The father was getting ready to slaughter his only son just to prove his devotion to God.

While they were on their way towards the sacrificing ground, Shaytan or the Devil appeared to temp Ibrahim and his family discouraging to carry the commandment of God. However, Ibrahim drove him away by pelting stones at him. Even today, the ritual of throwing the stones at the symbolic pillars of Satan is carried out during the Hajj rites.

After experiencing the devotion of Ibrahim, God sent Jibreel (or Gabriel) to stop the process. He replaced Ismael with a Ram that was slaughtered by the prophet. To celebrate the beauty of sacrifice, the Muslim community all over the world celebrates Eid-Al-Adha. They remember the devotion of Ibrahim and celebrate the survival of Ismael.

Interestingly, in Judaism, the almost same story was depicted in the Hebrew Bible Torah, the first book of Moses.

How Bakra Eid is celebrated all over the world?

The name Eid-al-Adha was derived from the Arabic language. It is known as the Feast of the Sacrifice in English. In some countries it is also known as Qurbani Eid that means Eid of sacrifice. As the sacrifice of Bakra or goat is closely associated with it, it is also called the Bakra Eid.

This festival is celebrated all over the world in the name of brotherhood and love. It is important to share your love and wealth with the lesser privileged people. And for that, charity is another important part of this celebration.

When is the Bakra Eid celebrated?

According to the Islamic calendar, the Bakra Eid comes on the tenth day of the Dhu al-Hijjah which is called the last month of the lunar year. During this month, the holy Hajj pilgrimage also takes place. The official date of Eid-al-Adha is announced by the Supreme Judicial Council of Saudi Arabia.

The future dates of the festival are estimated as per the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia. The confirmation of the date happens only after the moon sighting on the 29th day of the lunar month.

How is the Eid-al-Adha celebrated?

To commemorate the sacrificing of Prophet Ibrahim, the followers use to sacrifice the most special domestic animal to prove that they can control their desire and can lead a spiritual life. As most of the people don’t have domestic animal nowadays, they sacrifice male goat or buck. As per the tradition, the animal has to divide into three parts. While one part they can keep for themselves, the other two parts have to distribute among poor and needy people and friends and relatives.

Eid Al-Adha can be celebrated for three days. All over the world, the Muslim community sacrifices animals and feast on them to celebrate the devotion of the Prophet Ibrahim to God. On that auspicious day, they visit the mosque to offer their prayer for the sake of peace and prosperity wearing new clothes. After completion of the prayer, the process of sacrificing the goat starts.

After the distribution of the meat of the sacrificed animal, they meet and greet other people and also exchange gifts. Feasting together is another important part of the festival where they celebrate the brotherhood and love with all.

What is the importance of Eid prayer?

All the followers of Mohammad visit Mosque to offer their prayers on the auspicious day of Bakra Eid. The time of the prayer is started after the complete sunrise and just before entering the Zuhr time. Though the day to offer the prayer is on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, in case of Force Majeure or any natural disaster it can be shifted to the 11th or 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

It is the ritual that the prayer of Eid al-Adha should be offered in congregation. The woman participation depends on the community they represent. After the prayer, they hug and greet each other Eid Mubarak. They also visit the homes of their neighbour, relatives, and friends in order to exchange good wishes and gifts as well.

It is a great opportunity for Muslims to invite friends of other communities at home to make the acquitted with Islam culture.

How do the Indians celebrate Bakra Eid?

After the followers of the Muslim community celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr by religiously fasting for 30 days during Ramzan, it is the time of festivities and excitement in Bakra Eid. It is the ritual to wear the best and finest dress, preferably new on the day.

Just like any other country, they celebrate it in the same way. While the day starts with prayer, the happiness and togetherness of the feast are there to end it.

Why Qurbani is important in Eid al-Adha?

As per the Holy Quran, Prophet Ibrahim went to sacrifice his only son Prophet Ismael to prove his devotion towards Allah. The almighty was so happy by his dedication that he replaced the son with a Ram. To remember this event, Muslims all over the world sacrifice their beloved domestic animal in remembrance of the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim. In India, Qurbani of a male goat is the most popular way to celebrate the day. After the sacrifice, the animal is divided into three parts.

While one part they can keep for themselves, the other two parts they have to distribute among needy people and friends. Qurbani of buck is important to show your loyalty towards God.

What is so special about Bakra Eid Feast?

The main part of the bakra Eid feast is the sacrificing animal. Sumptuous foods are an essential part of this festival. People love to indulge in different delicacies. When they have the scope to celebrate togetherness with friends and family through the feast the joy simply doubles up.

Mutton biriyani is the prime attraction of Bakra Eid along with mutton korma, bhuni kaleji, chapli kabab, mutton keema, and haleem. The women also prepare sweets at home especially the semai kheer.

How to find out the goat for the Eid al-Adha?

The sacrifice of the animal is the main part of the Eid al-Adha. Generally, people prefer male goats or bucks for the purpose. They have to maintain a certain standard regarding the age and quality of the goat before selecting it for sacrificing. The best goat for Qurbani must have a symmetrical balance in its body structure. From top level to bottom lines and from side to straight, the perfect buck should look like a block of wood. The length of the buck is another important feature that one should consider. The back part of the goat that is called the loin controls the price of the goat. The wider is the loin part, the meaty and expensive is the goat. For the best buy, go for the bakra that has the widest loin.

The legs of the perfect bakra for Qurbani should look straight from the backside. There must well build muscles on all the legs. The ideal goat must also have a wide and deep chest. Moreover, it must have bright eyes and a broad forehead. The dull eyes of the goats are the sign of contagious disease it may carry.

Make sure, the goat you will purchase to sacrifice in the Eid al-Adha is disease-free and healthy. It will be a great deal if it comes with a health certificate. As per the religion, the goat with certain conditions like blindness, one-eyed, slashed tail, broken horns, bones without marrow, slashed or without an ear, without teeth or lame are not acceptable for sacrifice.

If you want to buy the healthiest male goat for this Bakra Eid, then you can consider Pashubajaar, the stand-alone platform in India for online livestock shopping. Here you can get the best verities of goats that you can select to sacrifice or donation for Eid Al-Adha. All the goats come with a health certificate to ensure that they are healthy and disease-free. Even in this lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak; they are delivering goats at the doorstep. You need to just select the goats and order them from your home. Pashubajaar is here to make your Eid al-Adha special even in this lockdown.

Goat Dung Manure: Green Gold

Goat is considered to be ATM for poor as it has multiple utilities such as providing milk, meat and at the same time being a very liquid asset that could be sold anytime to provide liquidity to a family of the owner.

But there is one by-product of Goat which has not been explored much till now and that’s the manure. There are a few salient features of the goat dung manure, which makes it much better than any other available manure –

  • The Goat dung as manure has a high water holding capacity making water available to plant for a longer time. It’s especially useful in dry land. That had been reason of farmer paying for standing goats overnight in the field as high as Rs 2 per goat per day.
  • Goat dung manure has high organic matter that gets released slowly in the ground. Nutrients are available to plant for a longer period and even one-time goat dung manuring helps crops in three seasons.
  • Goat manure have high concentration and low water content.
  • Termites attack in goat manured crops are less.
  • Weeds intensity is significantly reduced by Goat dung manuring as it has fewer grains in dung.

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Scientifically goat manure is better than other livestock manure as the moisture content is much lower which leads to the slow dissipation of nutrients in the soil. Also by default, it is organic manure as goats are not fed grains and are generally dependent on grazing.

“The Goat Trust” plans to monetize this product with an aim to achieve the objectives of

  • Providing hitherto unknown revenue source to goat owners.
  • Promoting branded Goat dung manure as a product that will lead to the future expansion of the product portfolio.
  • Customer delight by using organic manure leading to better results.
  • Employing a team of female employees who do the collection part.
  • Promoting other entrepreneurs in the villages who do the collection and packaging work.

Target Segment

As has been explained TGT plans to target households in the first phase as these are less sensitive to price and as this would be a premium product to start with they would be best suited.

Also, their requirements are small in quantity it will be easy to supply to them as the collection mechanism will have to be firmly in place before the scale-up happens.

Strategy

As the target segment for this phase is households the strategy would be two-pronged.

Gardeners

Most of the households employ the services of gardeners to take care of their plants; they would be the first one to be convinced. This will be done by educating them about the effects of goat manure and promotions.

Institutional arrangement with College, lawn owner

Presently The Goat Trust is exploring customers who have over 1000 sq ft lawn size for regular supply.

Business Targets:

The Goat Trust has standardized the product by mixing Neem cake, proper packaging, and presentation. We have launched the product have sold around 1 Quinta per season in the last six months.

We plan to reach out to about 500 households within the next six months. This would translate into about 20 Quintals of goat manure translating into about INR 32,000 in revenues. The scale will envision reaching about 300 quintals of goat manure which would translate into a revenue of about INR 1,50,000.

Limiting factors

The major limiting factor would be two-fold-

As currently the product is not available in the market, the clients don’t have any information about the product. This will be key component of entire value chain and that’s why it would be better to start with gardeners rather than targeting households directly.

Proposal for Collaboration /Support

TGT is looking to target agencies that are supportive of this idea as this has the potential to generate the following values.

  • Employment for rural women in the form of manure collectors.
  • Revenues for poor farmers who own goats. This could be substantial.
  • Rise to rural entrepreneurs who can use this as a business opportunity and can become suppliers to TGT.

Urban vegetable Waste can feed Livestock Wealth

Vegetable markets create significant waste and are a potential health hazard apart from obnoxious smell after bacterial growth happens. Fruit juice shop has significant pulp, which is highly nutritious for livestock.

We have unique problems with the creation of hazardous waste of vegetables and fruits in urban areas and livestock feed scarcity and high cost for the highest number of livestock we have in India. Our livestock is most often underfed and highly deficient in protein feeding. In fact, humans and livestock compete for protein requirement and we certainly can not feed high-cost protein to our livestock. Here comes the high opportunity of developing proper vegetable and fruit waste collection system from urban India and small towns and use it effectively for livestock feeding.

After significant background research and study, The Goat Trust (www.thegoattrust.org) is launching a pilot to use vegetable fresh waste and fruit pulp as farm feed for ducks and goats. We are working on a dryer model to sun dry and powder collected pulp. Some of our Bakari bank groups are planned to involve in the collection, drying, grinding, and selling this as livestock feed.

As per the strategy, we have designed special bins and vehicles to collect waste. At first, we are targeting fruit juice stall to collect pulp and peels of fruits, which we are working on dry if in excess and make powder for future use. This whole work will be managed by our Bakari bank client. At present we are on background work and setting collection system and train back end staff.

We will be soon coming out with all details of the model, process, and experiences.

Drying of collected waste fruit peels for processing as a powder at The Goat Trust campus

Product ready to be launched for semi-urban livestock farmer on this day of Swami Vivekanand – An Yogi with social change perspectives.

National Animal & National Livelihoods

Post Dadri, there had been quite a debate on the above issue. We propose to Vote for goats as National Animal of India, We have following logic for national integration and communal harmony –

  1. Goat is one of the first domesticated animals since Human civilization so in all probability our ancestors found some strong logic for survival.
  2. Goat is herbivorous (pure vegetarian) and meek (highly docile) animal, even in its wild form it’s not dangerous.
  3. Its spread is far more from the high Himalayas to desert to dense forest and delta region.
  4. Serves both in flood and drought alike.
  5. If fed well and under good management can provide milk as can be milked number of times in a day (Milk need not be stored for consumption)
  6. Muslim and Christian relation already values it as a sacred animal and Hindu civilization beginning shows its adoption.
  7. Provided milk and meat both, so whatever choice it has a reason for rearing.
  8. The geographically most versatile animal in India and across the globe (Can have Global nomination tomorrow – After Yoga, we can promote it as India’s highest number of breeds for various agro-climatic zones of The world)
  9. Father of Nation (Mahatma Gandhi) named is “Poor Man’s Cow” and in that way, it can potentially replace Cow sentiments.
  10. Only it can climb high mountains with load and used in trades in the old days.
  11. It provides high quality fibers and hairs (Pashmina).
    If still you are not convinced, we can have voted by the poorest people, malnourished women and children which we have 66% of the population, and by the democratic process, it has the highest vote share.

Hope logic prevails and democracy wins ……..at least in livelihoods domain

Why Some profession remain with low Social status in spite of critical services like food & Nutrition security

Some professions like a butcher, small livestock traders, goat grazers, cleaners, and street sweepers, truck drivers due to various social reasons hardly get recognized for their professional services and most often seen with low social status.

The Goat Trust sample-based study in U.P and Chhatisgarh showed that only 12% of Goat traders have bank accounts and had done any transaction through banks. Only 3% had accessed credits from a bank for goat trading. As goat trading is a cash-based trade. Low capital most often leads to low procurement and to recover the human cost, procurement price has to be kept low. A study in the MPOWER project area of western Rajasthan showed that Goat Trader takes credit from bulk goat trader either @Rs 12% monthly or 30% share in profit. Once the cost of procurement gets high, the only way to manage for them is to pay less price to Farmers to increase margins.

Goat grazers themselves are most often that family member who was not able to adjust with any other avocation. They are most often aloof and big herd keeper invests morning to evening in goat grazing. Shepherds and migrating shepherds are similarly occupation-related examples of exclusion from mainstream development programs.

Development programs today need to identify such occupational exclusion, reduce entry, and exit barriers to such occupations and provide access to training and financial and non-financial services to these excluded families. Providing them honor and recognition can help them to get better social status and improve self-esteem. Due to the negligence of such professions, we lost the traditional wisdom of practitioners as they remained aloof and nobody documented their life long experiences.

We have made a classical case at village Jhakharana, where a goat farmer (Aged 82 now) once had a goat yielding 5.5 liters of milk daily and shown to Israel representative by our PM J. L. Nehru (He narrates the whole story vividly even today) but he never received any recognition from the society except the show of his prudence and skills. He felt neglected and was bubbling with enthusiasm when we asked about how and where we could develop such high milk yielding goats.

At The Goat Trust, We find goat trading is such a huge business but goat trading had not attracted any educated person to systematize the business and process (otherwise it is highly systematic, I am referring to the use of technology to enhance effectiveness here). We have planned to launch a program for a certificate course in goat trading and marketing management and training had been given to all new community Livestock Manager. We find that the outcome is significant as 30% educated rural Youth venture into goat trading either full time or part-time basis.

Such effort we feel can enhance the supply of trained technology laced educated rural youth to increase competition and effectiveness of the age-old business process, provide employment, and enhance doorstep price paid to the farmer. Technology, in fact, changes the face of such occupation and NRLM needs to identify such technology and pilot initiatives that can enhance market and trade inefficient and large scale systems.

Train youth as Rural Farm Scientist– where knowledge leads experimentation and experiences

Diversity of India in terms of geographical, natural, social, and cultural resources provides a challenge to test out absolute knowledge and technology, a local test, and adaptation have done by farmers themselves to enhance the adoption of new practices.

The Shepherding school (Bakari Paalak Paathshaala) concept led by The Goat Trust has tested this idea and principle to change goat farming practices with some success and still needs a lot of sincere effort.

Here the major role of the facilitator is to design an experiment and 16 major learning exercises had been designed through tools like flex and games. Goat farming women were facilitated to one major problem they are facing and want a solution. In some cases, the facilitator observes goat farming and identifies key problems and facilitates sessions.

A presentation through the tool is made to share problem statements and suggested solutions for the same. Then a discussion on how and why part of it is facilitated. Some volunteers are selected from the group to do an experiment and within the scope of the experiment control group and experimental group is identified.

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Now resource for the experiment is handed over under the guidance of trained livestock nurses to carry out the experiment. Depending on the issue identified, a period of an experiment to a maximum of 30 days (depending on seasonality if the season is a variable factor) is carried out. Livestock Nurses record the verifiable parameters and the learning group makes a visit in the next meeting to find out the difference and understand the experiences of a farmer who have undertaken experiments.

Based on subjective and objective assessment, a future course of action is decided and the supply chain for input or material supply through the collective business center is established.

Let’s understand it by an example. If green leaves are getting waste in a goat farming village, the facilitator makes a presentation through recently taken on the spot pictures, how much leaves are wasted, and present it to the group. A discussion on water used for green leaves production and labor involved in carrying such leaves to goat house is discussed in smaller groups and consolidated in plenary.

Then a solution of hanging green fodder or green fodder stand design is suggested through flex based picture tools.

Now a control group is selected who will use this stand and will record wastage of green fodder (Livestock Nurse have to take record) for 7 days. Similarly recording wastage by non-stand owners prevalent in the village.

In the next school meeting scheduled at monthly interval these data, observation, and experiences of farmer adopting it is shared. A plan is developed that wish to adopt this practice and how low-cost stand based on the presented design principle from local materials can be made. An action plan for field support and field follow up is shared.

Although we designed learning on this process we found we had high success where the right facilitator and person with the right background of technical knowledge were present and medium to low where the process was compromised.

Many times textbook knowledge like feed supplementation output was challenged especially when leguminous green fodder was plenty or season just after harvesting when fallen grains in the field were taken by goats. So a general recommendation of feeding grains to goats was found just to increase cost and marginal or low proportionate return on investment. Such general recommendation also increases working capital or cash requirement of farmers making them averse to new practice adoption suggested in a normal training program.

This process of learning has raised a scientific temperament in farmers and needs to understand the context and variability of resources to knowledge disseminators or technical experts. One of the important changes had been found on the use of local materials to make a design if tools or suggested practices, which otherwise is costly if made and supplied from outside and local self-dependence is also put to restriction.

We understand that need of the country is developing rural farm micro scientist to undertake such process where technology integrates with context and a social process of learning by experience and building on experiences is developed. Id we need to enhance scientific temperament of our rural farmers, we need to promote such grass root level scientists, who are apt to do experiment with farmers and facilitate a conclusion based on context and our higher-level research institution may provide support to train and groom and collaborate with such group of rural farm scientists.

At least in small livestock farming we see a bright future to train our science graduates and 10+2 bright students to take a career as rural farm scientist and make a change in the landscape of small livestock farming like goats and duck farming on a large scale.

The Smallest Innovation

Fuel collection as on average consumes 20% of rural women’s time and adversely affects life quality as distant places and in summer heat has to be health hazards. As for ultra-poor families keeping large livestock is getting difficult (Cow dung cake is a preferred fuel in remote rural areas), a serious question was how to use part goat dung manure as dung cake and what could be its shape and size for effective burning and easy handling.

Background research has shown that goat dung has almost 4 times more calorific (heat) value than cow dung cake (11.02 and 3.9 Kcal/kg respectively).

Challenge was shape and consistency to make goat dung as cake which can be stored and easily used as fuel.

At The Goat Trust, we had worked on some mixing formula, and finally, sawdust and coal dust seem right ingredient and circular flat as right shape to use goat dung as fuel. Research is still under trial but we had tried some shapes and found it works. We shall be using it under various types of rural chullah now and would note practical heat time and heat quality.

Most interestingly this could be women’s employment opportunity as this value chain provides employment to aged and women in product making. Initial results have some positive indication and we have dreams weaving up.

Hope soon next level of refinement …. let’s work on small ideas for a big change.

Note – This article is under the development phase. Please wait for detailed process and output as our design, research and trial are still under process.

Communication for change: Village is a micro world

Goat is a symbolic animal to represent the status of “Rural India” – Stoic, gives without expecting much in return, hardly harms unless it’s beyond the limit, consumes less of energy/cost, produces small but consistently.

Like Goat, villages sacrifice and get exploited for someone’s greed. Blamed for environment degradation by Urban people who pours sewage in river, Contribution through food production critical but overlooked by term GDP, Everybody knows the truth but enjoys silence.

Goats and Rural India have many similarities in terms of status, contribution, and mainstream perception, and hence one year back when we thought to name magazine “MY Goat ” MY Village” found a correlation…….

Our village is a micro-world in itself and each village has its own social, political, economic, and cultural entity and survives with neighbor villages interacting on almost all principles the way a country in the world today exists. Understanding a village to its core is understanding the world at the micro level but with a more clear cut understanding of why and how things happening.

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Indian villages have a rich history well-articulated and culturally transferred to the next generation. Village and its culture if understood in-depth look like a living body who has seen pains of people inhabiting, new generations growing and migrating, resources getting from abundance to significant to scarce.

However story of the village and its economy, resources, development, and pains are least reported by our mass media except for crises or crime.

Goat is a symbolic animal that represents the status of “Rural India” – Stoic gives without expecting much in return, never harms unless it’s too much, consumes less of energy/cost, produces small but consistently. Like Goat, villages sacrifice and get exploited for someone’s greed.

The Goat Trust had innovated a low-cost media to initiate a focused discussion and documentation around small livestock-based livelihoods issues. This led to the genesis of E-Magazine “My Goat: My Village”.

“Meri Bakari: Mera Gaon” – “My Goat: My Village” as a monthly magazine by The Goat Trust is an endeavor to discuss the existing state of affair and share experiences of innovations by local community and organizations to make some positive change in oldest livelihoods source for the entrepreneurial but resource-poor rural mass.

A small team works on its development and The Goat Trust sponsors the cost of a magazine through its corpus. Magazine presently reaches to over 2000 development professionals with both of its Hindi and English editions.

The greatest limitation as of now is the magazine is unable to reach people whose story we document as print versions require a significant cost. The greatest satisfaction is, it has helped many individuals and organizations to appreciate the role of small livestock in the rural economy and for deprived and less formally educated rural aged, women, and unemployed, who are unable to get the benefit of digital India or stand up India.

Magazine intends to bring into debate news from villages and their economy so that many of us can feel roots still survive as 60% educated people still have a childhood in these rusty villages.

Certified and socially secured livestock traders, can do wonders

Goat and dairy sub-sector study in Chhattisgarh (Sponsored by State Institute of Rural Development) brought one strong point strongly and emphatically – If we want to strengthen goat based livelihoods, we will have to secure and strengthen goat traders.

” We have no identity. police harassed us at each Thana range and Naxalism prohibits us to procure goat from remote areas” ….When a trader shares his problems and troubles to continue in this trade, he perhaps talks a hardcore reality of small traders in India.

As goat business had remained in hands of low educated such hard-working experienced people…..it has to accept disdain and apathy of mainstream for a long time. “We have never received a loan. “As goat is cash-based business, we can not increase our procurement as cash taken from outside attracts 10% monthly interest rate or 30% profit share ” shared a goat trader from Western Rajasthan in Barmer.

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“Transporting Goat is a big problem in Cuddalore ” …shares a women goat trader in Tamilnadu.

“In Munger, (Bihar) we have no such capital to procure and sale goats to Kolkatta, so we operate locally. As interest of capital is high and lots of time is wasted in locating goat seller, we have to keep the margin and give a low price to goat farmers” – A Munger based goat trader shares with his eyes asking a blatant question “why I am taking such an interest in his business at this filthy place, even if I have good clothes, seemingly educated and came to them on a taxi”.

Baharaich (U.P) – Earlier we had a quality and our goats had a good market in Nepal, but now quality has deteriorated and so is a market to the outside area. Significant cost is required to manage goats and we have the least knowledge about medicines ( We normally slaughter goat/buck if they seem ill, so as to save our investment).

As a for-profit company, N.N Breeds & seeds (India) Pvt Ltd through www.pashubajaar.com has focused linking producer to consumer.

www.pashubajaar.com has taken initiatives to register Small livestock traders can &. Registered livestock traders will have linkage with group social security and financial linkage,

As per the business model, they require to trade through www.pashubajaar.com and a part of sales/ profit proceeds will go to create premium funds…….Your help could go a long way to aware livestock traders nearby….call/mail/write for details

In association with The Goat Trust, Company organized two traders workshop in U.P on this partnership model, and the company is doing such a grass-root traders interview now in Rajasthan to take it on the scale for viability …

Technical Empowerment of Rural Women: Experiences

Breed and characteristics of livestock should be a rearer’s choice, not an imposed “one formula fit for all” strategy. A community-led breeding program has high chances of not only having a high genetic pool for selection but also acceptability and participatory selection for traits. However, most often people’s choices are taken a backseat as strategies are made at a closed room where people’s voice has limited or selective reach.

By Training women A.I workers for goats, we are stepping into a less known domain of participatory breed development program….In a first batch, 9 Women from Maharashtra under MSRLM have taken a courageous step by expressing willingness to learn and have traveled over 1000 km to learn and practice it under expert guidance……A whole lot of support and infrastructure mechanisms will be built in the next one year…

Team @ The Goat Trust will be updating regularly how this journey moves on and what learning we have from the field……