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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 18 Evaluation of a community-based buffalo project in Tamil Nadu

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 18 Evaluation of a community-based buffalo project in Tamil Nadu John Devavaram Background beneficiaries, depending on the milk yield of their individual buffalo. In 1990 a community-based dairy buffalo project was established by the People's Mid-term evaluation of the Service Society (PSS) in partnership with project VetAid in the villages of T. Kallupeti and Karaikeni, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu. In December 1991 VetAid asked the Society for People's Education and Economic Change The project assists families, drawn from the (SPEECH), a local NGO, to carry out a mid- economically and socially deprived sectors of term appraisal of the project1. The overall society (mostly landless), by providing them objective was to understand the implications with a dairy buffalo. The beneficiaries then of the project from the beneficiaries' point of pay back 60 per cent of the purchase price of view. The specific aims of the evaluation the buffalo over a three year period using were: income from milk sales. The balance is paid by the Indian government. On completion of · To gather and analyse socio-economic- the loan repayment the buffalo belongs to the cultural information from the project beneficiary. Until then, the buffalo are ...

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