Abstract: 1800 women of East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh spell out the new principles for in-situ indigenous poultry development! This initiative lead to a remarkable reduction in mortality, tripled financial benefits from poultry rearing, worked as a trigger to diversify agriculture practices and allowed women to reclaim their lost poultry heritage.
This note captures the women’s journey from marginalization to empowerment and answers two key questions…
How can indigenous backyard poultry contribute to livelihood development?
Are these initiatives sustainable?