Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2019)
Women participation in livestock activities in Nangarhar province
Author(s): Sayed Attaul Haq Banuree
Abstract: This study was carried out aiming to investigate women’s participation and time spending in different livestock activities. Totally 180 women were randomly selected and interviewed based on a pre-tested questionnaire through face to face interview. Results depicted that most of the respondents were illiterate (82.7%) with mean average age of 37 years. The results also revealed that women participated mostly in pregnant animal care (72.2%), cleaning house of animals (66.7%), feeding of animals (66.1%), making dung cakes (58.9%), watering of animals (57.8%), milking of animals (55%), processing the products of animals (50%) and disposing dungs (51.7%). Women were not busy at all with marketing of animals and their products (61%), breeding (95%), vaccination (95%), treatment (86.1%), health care (51.6%) and processing the products (50%) of animals. Cattle, Buffalo, and goats were reared mostly based on intensive rearing system. On the contrary, sheep and poultry were reared mostly in semi-intensive and extensive rearing systems, respectively. They have spent about 7 hours and 9 minutes/day in different livestock activities. It can be concluded that most women were illiterate and were involved mostly in livestock management activities compared to animal treatment and prevention of diseases.