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Transformation in goat farming community at Mukim Batu Talam, Raub, Pahang through KTP program


Kasim, Azhar and Abdul Rahman, Nordin and Saad, Mohd Zamri and Abu Bakar @ Zakaria, Md Zuki and Samsudin, Anjas Asmara @ Ab Hadi and Tajuddin, Zaidi and Amat @ Halimi, Mahani and Jalil, Hairunnisak and Harun, Rostam (2013) Transformation in goat farming community at Mukim Batu Talam, Raub, Pahang through KTP program. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Pertama Program Pemindahan Ilmu (KTP 01), 21-23 Ogos 2013, Equatorial Hotel, Bangi. (pp. 943-947).


A two-year Knowledge Transfer Program (KTP) implemented at Mukim Batu Talam, Raub, Pahang in 2011 had propelled the transformation of not only the efficiency in goat farming, but also the income and living standard of goat farmers and family. From an initial of ten families keeping goats as a part-time venture without any government assistance, the multi-faceted activities conducted through the KTP program attracted another twenty families to rear goats. Three of the initial ten families came out as goat farmers with high animal numbers and with highest standard of management of animals. They benefited through additional income from considerable increase in sale of goats. Well-designed hands-on field training on technical aspects of goat rearing increased their confidence level in independent execution of farming tasks such as feeding approach and quick action on animals that need special attention. The visible improvement are goats with better body condition, high twinning rates among does receiving feed supplementation, and early selling age of goats which received better feeding regime. The most glaring change is the less dependence on grass or oil palm fronds as fresh green feed. The naturally grown green biomass around Batu Talam are optimally utilised as new forms of green feeds. These plants included Macaranga species, Acacia species, Glyricidia species, and Leucaena species. This KTP program also focus on housewifes by providing trainings on sewing and cookies making. Housewifes got supplementary income from sales of home-made items. The success of this program indicated that the same approach can be duplicated elsewhere to increase the livelihood of goat farmers and family.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Program Pemindahan Ilmu - Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia
Keywords: Goat; Village community; Income; Living standard
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 06:58
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 06:58
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66447
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