Female livestock workers: helping to build Pakistan's dairy industry

Country: Pakistan

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
  • Gender balance & diversity
Sep 18, 2012, updated September 2012


Dairy farmers in rural Pakistan sell directly to Nestlé, benefitting from good prices and access to a reliable market for the milk. The livestock workers, many of whom are female, also get regular advice and support from vets, helping to improve production and increase incomes. Such community-based relationships are helping to attract more people into dairy farming.

Programme description

Value to Society

Value to Nestlé

Next Steps

UN Millenium Development Goal

  • 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • 2 Achieve universal primary education
  • 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
  • 4 Reduce child mortality
  • 5 Improve maternal health
  • 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
  • 8 Develop global partnerships