This fact sheet presents baseline results for an evaluation survey among women who were the primary decisionmakers in the rearing of goats in Bihar, India. The study underpins the Aga Khan Foundation’s implementation of “Project Mesha,” a community-based program to develop the potential of goat farming among women goat rearers in four blocks of Muzaffarpur district. The aim of the project is to increase the income and empowerment of women goat rearers through the implementation of Project Mesha in JEEViKA-run self-help groups. The fact sheet includes data on demographic and household profiles; goat ownership, rearing, income, and productive resources; access to schemes; decisionmaking; mobility; self-confidence; and financial empowerment.
Population Council. 2018. "Baseline evaluation of Project Mesha in Bihar: Factsheet results 2017–2018." New Delhi: Population Council.
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