Increased Income

INCREASED INCOME

Boosting farmers’ incomes is the first step to poverty alleviation but giving out animals alone is not sufficient. We work with the Animal Husbandry Bureaus at city and county levels to provide farmers with a series of trainings in animal management and capacity building including animal nutrition, breeding, disease prevention and treatment to improve their skills while raising the livestock’s productivity. Ultimately, their income can grow sustainably.

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INCREASE INCOME

Boosting farmers’ incomes is the first step to poverty alleviation but giving out animals alone is not sufficient. We work with the Animal Husbandry Bureaus at city and county levels to provide farmers with a series of trainings in animal management and capacity building including animal nutrition, breeding, disease prevention and treatment to improve their skills while raising the livestock’s productivity. Ultimately, their income can grow sustainably.

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Farmers in Yangebai Township in Weichang County, Hebei Province, raise cattle for a living but they lacked good farming methods and skills so the cattle were not productive. Heifer introduced science-based farming techniques such as keeping the animals in pens and making silage for fodder for dry seasons and winter. In the beginning, many farmers were doubtful and didn’t want to make a change from their traditional methods. But after Heifer ran a trial and they saw the real difference and became enthusiastic about the new system. 360 farmers built barns for their cows and gradually moved from free-range grazing to raising the cattle indoor, which increased the average income of each household to RMB10,000 annually.

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