WOMEN LIVESTOCK WORKERS GET VET SKILLS IN RURAL PAKISTAN

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A PAKISTAN university has been working with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to spread veterinary skills amongst rural women, especially in the Punjab, where women traditionally care for livestock. The goal of the month-long training programme operated by Lahore's University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) is to enable women to earn a living caring for village livestock, generating wealth and animal health simultaneously. Faiza Effendi, chief of the poverty reduction unit at UNDP Pakistan said: "Engaging and ...


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