Livestock Extension Services Program
DAMEN launched its Sustainable Livelihoods Project in September 2015 through the initiation of its Livestock Extension Services Program. The rationale for setting up this program is to build the capacity of smallholder farmers to achieve higher milk production. It is noteworthy that these activities are to-date unique to DAMEN and are not being provided by any other organization in the private sector in Pakistan.
The Livestock Extension Services Program is focused on improving the health of domestic dairy and livestock through tagging for traceability of animals, deworming and vaccinating against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and HS. These interventions will not only protect animals from disease, they will result in significant increases in milk production and consequently raise the incomes of smallholder farmers.