Empowering village women dairy farmers through education.
Village Women engaged in dairy farming.
Nestlé recognises the important role played by women in dairy farming as the primary caretaker of cattle and therefore has developed an education programme especially for women dairy farmers, the Village Women Dairy Development Programme. The objective of the Programme is to empower village women engaged in dairy farming to improve milk quality and productivity. The village women are educated through an all women training team on:
- Good dairy practices including good feeding and breeding practices
- Animal care and treatment
- Sustainable agricultural practices
- Personal health, hygiene, water conservation and
Over 62,000 village women across Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan have benefitted from the Village Women Dairy Development Programme by the end of December, 2015.
I earn about 50,000 rupees a month and save about 30,000 rupees, it feels nice to contribute to my household and look after my kids. Sukhminder Kaur, Female Dairy Farmer
It is through this Programme that I learnt about the importance of deworming, regular health check-up of animals and good quality feed. Now I save at least one fortnightly payment on treatment for the cattle. Kuldeep Kaur, Female Dairy Farmer