Rural women in livestock management Baluchistan

by Rashid Khilji, Abdul
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Rashid Khilji, Abdul Rural women in livestock management Baluchistan
Rashid Khilji, Abdul - Rural women in livestock management Baluchistan

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In order to know the perceptions on the role played by the women in management of livestock in district Quetta a study was conducted by interviewing 100 women from 10 selected villages, 10 women from each village of the study area covering all age groups. The results showed that 47% of the women were of 41-50 years age, and few were even more than 50 years, 61% were illiterate, only one each of 100 were matriculated and intermediate. Generally, the condition of rural Balochistan is not good, no awareness and sense of importance of female education and hence deteriorating situation in regards to female health also. Women in rural Balochistan are substantially involved in the management of livestock. There were 90 cows, 16 buffalos, 305 sheep, 556 goats, 3 horses, 9 donkeys, 4 camels and 1450 poultry birds existed at the homes belonged to the respondent women; and 63 % of the women under study were totally responsible to manage their livestock at their homes, while 37 % were partially involved in livestock management activities.


Rashid Khilji, Abdul
Usafzi, Meer Muhammad Khan

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Biography Artist:
The author of the book. Abdul Rashid Khilji was born on Quetta.After completing FSc in 1997, he entered Sind Agriculture university Tando jam and earned BSc(Hons) and MSc(Hons) in Agricultur.Rural Sociology.At present work as Agri.officer in Agri.extention.His field of inters are Rural sociology,social Anthropology, Afghan Nomads Cultur.
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LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

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Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
12 October 2011
Package Dimensions:
0.22 x 0.15 x 0.005 m; 0.172 kg
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