(Action: All organizations supporting CAHWs, State AH&VS departments) 4. Need to enhance supply of good quality breeding bucks from government farms and other sources, including through public-private partnerships (Action: DADF, GoI and State AH&VS departments) 5. Infrastructure (physical, financial and human) for training of livestock – keepers to be strengthened, and systematic capacity-building of livestock- keepers to be incorporated in departmental policy and programmes (Action: State AH&VS departments, DADF, GoI) 6. Government should provide financial and technical support for buck exchange programmes on a large scale and regular basis (Action: State AH&VS departments) 7. In states with significant dependence on small ruminants, the state livestock policies need to be revisited and revised, with due recognition given to small ruminants and their role in livelihoods improvement (Action: State AH&VS departments)
Actionable Points from Workshop on Strengthening Small Ruminant Based Livelihoods Page 198 8. Establishment of a multi-stakeholder platform for information sharing and inter-departmental coordination at the state level, with involvement of all departments that have a bearing on small ruminant based rural livelihoods (Animal Husbandry, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj); it was stressed that these inter-sectoral bodies should encourage coordination, cooperation and convergence between and among government departments (Action: State AH&VS departments, with support from DADF, GoI) 9. Training, technical and financial support for establishment of Breeders’ Associations for conservation of indigenous breeds should be provided by the government. (Action: State AH&VS departments) 10. Concern was expressed over the increasing lack of access to, and diversion of lands otherwise available for grazing purposes, especially as a result of developments in the forestry sector. Intermediation between DADF, MoA and MoEF at the highest levels was requested. (Action: DADF, GoI) 11. Development of robust inter-state quarantine systems for disease control (Action: State AH&VS departments) 12. Explore feasibility of increasing floor area under Indira Awas Yojana by 100 sq ft for housing of goats/ small animals (Action: DADF, GoI) 13. Studies on the following aspects may be taken up, for purposes of improved knowledge and practice, and information dissemination: - Anthelmintic drug resistance and appropriate regime for administration of dewormers in goats and sheep - Relevant information and best practices in construction of goat sheds using locally available materials - Regulatory framework - Options for livestock markets - Traditional knowledge and ethno-veterinary practices in livestock rearing - Systems for enhancing productivity of common lands and other grazing/ land resources (Action: DADF, GoI, SA PPLPP and relevant research institutes) 14.
- Fall '18