Goat Rearing Activity Group (GAG) is formed in the village where they sit fortnight to discuss day to day issues, ongoing and further plan and this meeting compulsorily being attended by Pashu Sakhi (PS)/Master Trainer (MT) to ensure timely execution of the activity.
One Field assistant is placed at block level to support all PS /MT. he regularly visits each PS field to monitor the activity and also supports them in the field.
At the district level, Goat Trust is set up where there is board consist of 9 elected existing trust members, CEO, accountant and 3 fields assistant.
Process of demand generation in the community:
Firstly concept seeding meeting is being conducted at the village where they get to know about the Goat Trust offering and activity like timely vaccination, regular field visit by PS, various goat treatments. In this meeting, few sharing by an existing member of Goat Trust regarding their positive experience. After this exposure plan is made for a new family. This is how demand is generated and accordingly, further execution is done.
Grooming and CB of PS/MT:
PRADAN professional and Federation staff along with Goat Trust CEO imparts initial motivational cum technical training to PS and MT. Regular fortnight meeting is being conducted where their day to day issues /challenges is addressed. Both professional and CEO, always provide handholding support to PS and MT at field level and especially in the initial stage.
Vaccine/de-worming supply chain system:
Goat Trust is set up at the district level which actually looks after the supply chain system. Once PS completes his/her training, GGFSWT (Gumla Goat Farmers Service and Welfare Trust) gives them basic kit which contains vaccines, medicines, and equipment as per the field requirement. GGFSWT also monitors the use of its stock with PS.
Now it is traditional feeding practice is carried out in the village but in a few villages, the subabul plantation is done for feeding.
Effects of improving sheds:
Easy in keeping shed clean,
Easy manure collection,
Security from predators,
Better hygienic during all season,
Easier while doing vaccination and treatment