Date: March 2020 – July 2021
Last Wilderness Foundation in association with Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy undertook setting up of a poultry shed as an alternative means of livelihood for the Pardhi community in Panna. The project was initialised last year during the COVID-19 lockdown at Gandhigram which is one of the Pardhi inhabited villages, home to about 50 families. The poultry shed has been designed to support a healthy population of chicks and special care is being taken to provide humane conditions for the animals as well to give them the best feed. The community members have been very involved in the whole process and once the chicks are ready, a tie up with resorts and city shops will be undertaken to sell eggs and poultry thereby providing a sustainable means of living for the community members.
This initiative would not only allow the community to nurture sustainable relationships with local businesses, but also increase the potential profits, further incentivising them to adopt poultry farming. Furthermore, LWF hopes to convince more families to participate in poultry farming leading to a sedentary lifestyle and improve their quality of life, build capacity and access to education.
This initiative was supported by Abercrombie and Kent Philanthropy.
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