Protecting Livestock. Improving Human Lives

The Gender and Social Dimensions to Livestock Keeping in South Asia: Implication for Animal Health Interventions

Author: Beth Miller

Year: 2011

About this Publication:

Livestock on small scale farms in South Asia are often managed by women, but technical training and inputs like vaccines are usually targeted to men only. This limits the health and productivity of the animals, and does not address women’s low social status, and its drag on the entire economy. Gender mainstreaming of animal health care to benefit women and the animals they care for will raise their status and in turn improve food security and the welfare of the entire family and the community.

Grant: PLSHL1

Subject Areas: Gender


Gender, Access to Animal Health Services, Access to Markets, Bundling, Community Animal Health Workers, Gender Audit, Gender Roles, Household, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Institutional Issues, Marketing, Monitoring and Assessment, One Health, Ownership, Paravet, Porducer Organisations, Property Rights, Species, Women Headed Households, Womens Access, Workload, Zoonoses, Zoonotic Diseases, lessons Learned


Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran (Islamic Republic Of), Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

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