Appropriate Technology Asia

Livestock Management

Many mountain communities rely totally on native trees, shrubs and grasses for the fuel, fodder and construction materials they need.

However, in many areas the livestock that provide crucial supplies of milk, butter and wool, play an important role in depleting these forests and rangelands.

By promoting stall feeding rather than free-range grazing of livestock, together with training in livestock nutrition and care, and the production and management of fodder crops, ATA works to better integrate livestock management with fragile mountain ecosystems, while improving the economic benefits of livestock husbandry. We also work to improve local natural ecosystems by working with local communities to protect and manage their local environment.