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Nexus Between Livestock Income and Rural Livelihood: A Case Study of Lasbela, Balochistan

Nexus Between Livestock Income and Rural Livelihood: A Case Study of Lasbela, Balochistan

Khalid Khan1, Saima Liaqat2*, Somaiya Rasheed1 and Ihsanullah Kakar3

1Department of Economics, Lasbela University of Agriculture Water and Marine Sciences Uthal, Balochistan, Pakistan; 2Department of Economics, Lahore College for Women University, Jhang Campus, Punjab, Pakistan; 3Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Lasbela University of Agriculture Water and Marine Sciences Uthal, Balochistan, Pakistan.

Email: saima.liaqat@jhang.lcwu.edu.pk

 

 

ABSTRACT

Abstract | This study engrossed the potential contribution of the livestock sector for resumption of households’ livelihood in district Lasbela, Balochistan. Livestock is a protagonist in stimulating the economy and improving people’s living conditions. The study used primary data which were composed via well-regulated questionnaires from one hundred livestock farmers of diverse Tehsil/Union Council of District Lasbela. The findings of the study exhibited that trivial farm holders widely used livestock for income generation. Furthermore, livestock have a predominant role to accomplish the rudimentary needs of the households. Moreover, livestock offer opportunities of income generation and to spend it on education, health and housing, which eventually enhanced the living standard of the households. However, orthodox and dogmatic methods, inadequate awareness and lack of animals’ hospitals lead to hamper livestock efficiency than the potential. Therefore, it is urged that government should make veterinary services available to the farmers at their door steps to improve their income, livelihood and standard of life. Moreover, this can be one of a feasible solution to the problems of poverty, malnourishment and starvation in backward and undeveloped areas like Lasbela.
 

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Journal of Innovative Sciences

December

Vol. 4, Iss. 2, Pages 83-135

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