Environment and Natural Resource Management Training Programme

Community Livestock Extension Workers

Most of us are unaware of the fact that Livestock is sharing 50% (almost equal to cash crops) to the total value addition in agriculture sector, and about 9% of GDP of Pakistan. The role of livestock in earning a livelihood may be realized from the fact that only the milk produced in Pakistan generates revenue higher than the combined value of wheat and cotton. Even after the above stated fact, livestock yield with respect to milk and meat and poultry production in Pakistan is very low as compared to other developing countries.

One of the main reasons, apart from credit facility that accounts for low livestock yield is the scarcity of trained people in the rural communities who can look after the livestock and increase its production.

IRM has devised training programmes along with guide book to capacitate communities in artificial insemination, hygiene and vaccination and animal husbandry techniques.

ENRM conducts training according to highest standard available at regional level; in this regard MoUs have been signed with Pir Mehar Ali Shah (PMAS) Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi and NARC to ensure the quality of the training programme.  The training events carried out under CLEWs focus on imparting useful, practical and advanced knowledge about livestock to the community members who are willing to take up challenges for increasing production and reducing livestock losses at initial and preventive level.

 

IRM Head Office
IRM Complex
#7, Sunrise Avenue, Park Road Near COMSATS University,Chak Shahzad
Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tel: +92 51 8742201-7
Fax: +92 51 8742208
Email: info@irm.edu.pk
Web: www.irm.edu.pk