An Assessment of Livestock Production Potential in Pakistan: Implications for Livestock Sector Policy

Muzaffar Iqbal, Munir Ahmad


About two third of the farming community in Pakistan consists
of small farmers who are characterised by small land holdings (less than
5 hectares) and by several factors that influence their productive
potential and income generating capacity [Pakistan (1998)]. Livestock
farming is an integral part of rural smallholders and has a vast
untapped potential for productivity increase and income generation.
Livestock holdings by the small farmers constitute a significant portion
of the farm incomes. Small farmers and landless livestock producers
derive around 10-25 percent of their incomes from this

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