Poverty has multiple dimensions and it can be measured by many different ways other than just income. One of them is nutrition. The inequalities in nutrition may put the already poor into a poverty trap.
In that sense, goats make good assets for the poor household.
Cow and its milk is a good means of delivering household income by selling, plus livestock can be an insurance asset which can be sold in the need of quick cash, such as for illness. Above all, the milk produced every day provides nutrient to their diet.
However, not everybody can manage to have a cow. It needs a shed to sleep in and and enough feed to live on. To buy a cow, it costs a fortune for some! Only nutrition considered, it is not smart to have a cow with a budget strain. So let’s have a look at the perfect alternative that provides as good nutrient as a cow(or more!).
I learned from a Girinka programme staff that cows in Rwanda produce about 2 to 2.5L of milk per day and they are improved cows. That’s surprisingly little for rich countries’ standard. Although, it allows me not to worry about the milk production per feed amount between cows and goats.
#advantages of goat milk to cow milk, efficient nutrition intake
Malawi’s food problem is getting more serious as the harvest season is approaching. Here, the harvest for maize which is the staple food is only once a year since most are smallholder farmers depending 100% on rainfed farming.
I have a bone to pick with the so called good-hearted people. Being kind and modest became a norm and a virtue in our society, as if it is the default set of proper human being. However, the rosy and lousy expectation that kindness is the superior of all qualities is just wrong.