Women Agriprenure is a community-based development project being run by rural women under the umbrella of MCDD. The programme is based in Mian Channu and Kasur areas. The purpose of this project is to help small farm holders – with local variety of cattle – increase milk production and control costs. Capacity building was achieved through simplified trainings and awareness campaigns about:
- Animal feeding
- Animal breeding & health
- Farm hygiene & milk quality control
- Disease prevention & control
- Data Collection
My Success Story
"I am Nestlé dairy farmer & live in a small village of District Okara with my husband and two daughters. When I got married, my husband had two buffaloes; at that time he was working in a hotel and earning 4000 per month which was not enough to run the family. I started taking interest in dairy farming with the aim that buffalo milk sale can add in my family income.
I met with Nestlé Women Agripreneure team in a female farmer training session, I invited them at my home and they convinced me on free water access. My husband was reluctant initially but on my persistent appeal we renovated the shed for free water access to the animals. I experienced a quite good improvement in milk yield, my buffalo’s milk production jumped from 7 litres to 8.5 litres per animal per day. Now I am getting an additional benefit of PKR 7500 on an average from improved milk sale along with additional benefits of less medicine cost with improved heath, improved farm hygiene and time saving.
Recently I have installed electric water pump at my home and filling of water trough is quite easy now. I have also upgraded the washroom by installing wash basin and water taps. My major saving is for the education of my daughters as I want to see them very successful in their professional life".
Razia Mukhtar - 25 years
Chak # 17/1R, District Okara