Politically Feasible Pro-poor Livestock Policies in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa States, India
This policy briefing is based on Working Paper No. 9.
The briefing acknowledges the potential of the livestock sector in poverty reduction amongst the rural poor of India; mainly landless people and small-scale farmers. Movement towards developing pro-poor livestock policies is constrained by the neo-liberal policies of the Indian government and the low organisation of poor producers into influential groups.Recommendations for effective pro-poor policies are made:
- Improvement of communal resources, focused on small ruminant, and poultry farmers is likely to benefit poor producers.
- Livestock-friendly forest policies will improve conditions for producers on common lands and forests.
- Access to animal health services should be improved.
- Reform of cooperative laws would benefit the dairy industry.
- The marketing commodity chain for small ruminants needs to be studied in depth.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 2 pp.