Bangladesh: Second Participatory Livestock Development Project
The Second Participatory Livestock Development Project aimed to increase income-generating activities and employment from livestock-related enterprises for the rural poor, particularly landless households and households headed by women.
In recent years, innovative developments in the livestock subsector have played an important role in increasing cash incomes, improving food quality and quantity, and creating employment for the rural poor.
The aim of the project was to reduce rural poverty in 20 districts of northwest Bangladesh, with the ultimate goal of improving the living standards of the landless and marginal farm households, with a special focus on poor households headed by females. The support services included capacity building training, microcredit, technical services, and marketing assistance.