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Utilisation of Garole sheep wool: a step towards the alleviation of poverty
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Banerjee، Sandip نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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Garole is a breed of sheep reared in the Sunderban region of India and Bangladesh. The animals of this breed are adapted to the hot and humid coastal region and are often seen grazing in water. Garole are reared as mutton sheep. The value of their wool is grossly ignored and presently wasted. The raw wool obtained from this breed can be stored for a long time without any significant deterioration in quality, that might be attributed to the genetic tolerance of the breed towards fleece rot. The wool quality parameters of Garole sheep indicate that the wool is coarse but has an excellent felting property. The raisers of these sheep are economically challenged members of the society, and handicrafts produced from the wool can assist in the alleviation of poverty as well as provide an alternative livelihood. An organisation has taken steps in scientific sheep rearing in the region and has assisted in training members of the community in the production of rugs from the wool. The organisation is also providing assistance in marketing the products developed on behalf of the beneficiaries.
Keywords :
Garole sheep , Self-Help Groups , West Bengal , Wool
Journal title :
Animal Genetic Resources Resources Genetiques Animales Recursos Geneticos Animales
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