Shahar Banu is seen as a pioneer in Shahebijot village of Tetulia, Panchagar. Being one of the first women to start dairy farming for milk production independently, she is now the leading dairy producer in her village. Three years ago, KSF offered Shahar Banu a high yielding cattle variety along with technical support in feed, vaccine and livestock management. She has since doubled her stock from 4 to 8 cattle and was able to sell milk and dung to KSF. Shahar Banu now helps many other women cattle farmers adopt high yielding variety for improved sustainability. Given her good reputation, the villagers easily accepts her advice. A large number of women adopted cattle rearing and drastically increased their income. “I invested my extra earnings from dairy cattle rearing into better food, schooling and health care for my two children,” Shahar Banu says, when asked how the project has helped her. She points to the healthy cattle in the cow-shed. According to Shahar Banu “The improved quality of cattle and scientific rearing methods including feed and disease management increased the quantity of milk and the price of cow as well.” “My higher income meant I could save up and built a new house for my family,” Shahar Banu says proudly standing by her children in front of their new house. “This has changed my status in the village. Here housing is normally the responsibility of men. Now the community can see how women can provide for their families too,” she says. The enthusiasm of her peers to get new high yielding variety cow makes her more happy, as she can see the sea of changes going to happen in their lives.

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