Community Livestock Assistant

Community Livestock Assistant

3 months

Community Livestock Assistant is three months course (390 hours).  It provides skills & knowledge necessary for community livestock assistant. There will be both demonstration by instructors/trainers and opportunity by trainees to perform skills/tasks specified in this curriculum. Trainees will practice & learn skills using typical tools, materials, equipment & machines necessary for the program.

After successful completion of this program the trainees will be equipped with the knowledge and skills related to social mobilization, livestock management, livestock health services, livestock products management, livestock marketing, communication and entrepreneur development.

The course is designed to produce lower level technical workforce equipped with knowledge and skills related to livestock production and management occupation. It makes the trainees able to get opportunities for wage and self employment in the related occupational field.  

Aim
To produce lower level livestock workers (community livestock assistants) able to provide livestock services in the community being an entrepreneur/employee/self employed.  

Objectives

After the completion of the training program, the trainees will be able:
• To be familiar with livestock production/management
• To be familiar with social mobilization
• To manage livestock (herd/flock)
• To assist for breeding management
• To manage nutrition
• To Keep goat/sheep
• To produce / manage pet animals
• To provide/facilitate for preventive services
• To provide first aid services to the animals
• To be familiar with zoonotic diseases
• To assist to manage drugs
• To manage dairy products
• To manage poultry products
• To manage wool/hide
• To market livestock products
• To communicate with others and
• To be familiar with entrepreneur development 

Salient Features

Medium of instruction

Nepali or English or both

Pattern of attendance

• 80% attendance in theory
• 90% in practical/ performance

Focus of curriculum

This curriculum emphasizes on competency /performance. 80% time is allocated for performance and only 20% for related technical knowledge. So the focus will be on performance of the specified competencies in the curriculum. 

Follow up suggestions

In order to assess the success of this program and collect feedbacks/ inputs for the revision of the curriculum a schedule of follow up is suggested as follows:

• First follow up: - Six months after the completion of the program
• Second follow up: - Six months after the completion of the first follow up
• Follow up cycle: - In a cycle of one year after the completion of the second follow up for five years  

Grading

  1. Distinction: Passed with 80% or above
  2. First Division: passed with 75% or above
  3. Second Division: passed with 65% or above 
  4. Third Division: passed with 60% or above  

Certificate

The related training institute will provide the certificate of "Community Livestock Assistant". Again, individuals who complete module (s) of the curriculum will receive a certificate of completion of the particular module(s). 

Eligibility

  • Minimum of eight class pass or equivalent
  • Minimum of 14 years of age
  • Should pass entrance examination 

Curricular Structure

Modules and Sub modules

Module: 1: Introductory livestock & social mobilization 

Sub module: 1: Introduction to livestock
Sub module: 2: Social mobilization 

Module: 2: Livestock management

Sub-module:1: Herd/flock management 
Sub-module:2: Breeding management 
Sub-module:3: Nutrition management 
Sub-module:4: Goat / sheep keeping
Sub-module: 5: Pet animal production and management 

Module: 3: Livestock health services

Sub module: 1: Preventive services 
Sub module: 2: First aid treatment 
Sub module: 3: Zoonotic diseases 
Sub module: 4: Drugs management 

Module: 4: Livestock Products management

Sub module: 1: Dairy products management 
Sub module: 2: Poultry products management 
Sub module: 3: Wool / hide management

Module: 5: Marketing, communication and entrepreneur 

Sub module: 1: Livestock product marketing
Sub module: 2: Communication
Sub module: 3: Entrepreneur development

Curriculum of Community Livestock Assistant.pdf