Cou­pling Plant and Ani­mal Pro­duc­tion Sys­tems for Po­ver­ty Al­le­via­ti­on in Cho­lis­tan (Pa­kis­tan) and Ra­jast­han (In­dia)

Cou­­pling Plant and Ani­­mal Pro­­­duc­­ti­on Sys­­tems for Po­­ver­­­ty Al­­le­vi­a­­ti­on in Cho­­lis­­tan (Pa­kis­­tan) and Ra­ja­s­t­han (In­­­dia)


Picture description: Exploiting the value chain: milk processing in Pakistan

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Year: 2010


Project Coordinators:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Bürkert
Prof. Dr. Eva Schlecht
Prof. Dr. Michael Wachendorf
Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan


Research Cluster:
Sustainable Value Creation for Decent Work


Project's aims:
Aiming at increasing the income opportunities of the rural poor, this project sets up the basis for future PhD research projects


Ab­stract

Aiming at increasing the income opportunities of the rural poor, this project sets up the basis for future PhD research projects to (i) understand land use patterns by both groups in a representative (yet to define) sample area of the two states, (ii) define options for enhanced synergies between both land use systems (targeted use of animal manure in irrigated gardening), and (iii) foster value addition to primary agricultural products (the drying of dates and other fruits, the direct marketing of certified vegetables, the conversion of milk into cheese).


Ex­pec­ted Cont­ri­bu­ti­on to the De­cent Work Agen­da

This project aims at fostering value addition to primary agricultural products (drying of dates and other fruits, the direct marketing of certified vegetables, directly converting the milk into cheese) in order to enhance the income level of poor rural households and their welfare.