The Goat Trust

Promotes small livestock-based livelihoods, simplifying production techniques, and fostering global market connections

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  • Headquarters

    Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

  • Since


The Goat Trust focuses on various activities related to goat-based products. It operates along the entire value chain, promoting small livestock reari Read moreng, including goats, sheep, and backyard birds. The organisation's mission includes simplifying production technology, establishing institutions, and enhancing marketing standards, both locally and globally. Through its unique business models for each goat-based product, social entrepreneurs associated with it generate revenue. The Goat Trust aims to evolve into a resource organisation dedicated to the development of small livestock farming systems, technologies, and market expansion through collaboration with various stakeholders. The origins of The Goat Trust and the Pashu Sakhi model can be traced back to the PRADAN days of its Founding Trustee, Shri Sanjeev Kumar. Initially focused on dairy-based livelihoods in Rajasthan in 1998, certain field experiences led to a shift towards goat-based livelihoods. While promoting self-help groups and financial intermediation with banks for dairy-based livelihoods, it became evident that dairy cows faced challenges, particularly in drought-prone areas. Goat rearing, on the other hand, proved to be cost-effective, with goats yielding over 1 litre of milk per day at nearly 25% of the input cost. Despite the susceptibility to diseases and mortality, women in the target communities affirmed that goats were more manageable, especially in drought conditions.


  • Training & Development Programme for NGOs

    The Goat Trust operates by providing comprehensive support to development organisations and NGOs in specific geographical areas for periods ranging from 2 to 5 years. This support includes conducting feasibility analyses for strengthening goat-based livelihoods, organising orientation workshops for key stakeholders, training community livestock managers and Pashu Sakhis, establishing baselines, promoting improved practices through audio-visual shows, conducting fortnightly meetings for capacity building and payments, grading service providers, monitoring goat mortality, launching community-based goat insurance, and developing community-managed Livestock Business Centers. These initiatives are aimed at enhancing small livestock-based livelihoods and fostering sustainable development in partnership with various organisations across 14 Indian states.

  • Chargeable Training Programmes

    The Goat Trust conducts fee-based training programmes covering various aspects of goat farming and livestock-based livelihoods. These programmes include farm planning, entrepreneurship, community livestock management, young professional training, organic livestock production, case study documentation, artificial insemination, hatchery management, micro-leasing, business centre management, duck farming, and marketing. With hands-on experience, real-life exposure, experienced faculty, multimedia tools, and evening activities, these training sessions provide comprehensive learning. Participants can enjoy peaceful surroundings, homely food, and low-cost accommodations, making it an ideal environment for skill development and knowledge sharing.

  • Research & Technology Development Programme

    The Goat Trust conducts research and technology development with a team of experts, including veterinarians and social scientists. It modifies existing knowledge and technologies to suit local contexts, focusing on pro-poor solutions. Its work involves documenting traditional practices, improving infrastructure scientifically, and involving farmers. Ongoing research areas include feed technology, utilizing urban fruit and vegetable waste for feed, assessing its impact on livestock, and studying herbal formulations for animal health. It also works on breeding and sex identification in duck farming, low-cost housing designs, and economic analyses for egg production and livestock growth in peri-urban areas. These efforts aim to enhance the livelihoods of small livestock farmers.

  • Micro Leasing Programmes

    The Goat Trust has pioneered micro-leasing programmes for small livestock like goats and ducks, collaborating with local communities near its Training & Research Centre. It offers a standardized process with detailed manuals and monitoring tools, including software, to support partners interested in scaling up this pro-poor business model. This can be implemented as a social enterprise or a poverty-focused asset-building project. It provides training, materials, data collection, software, on-site support, promotional materials, and community Livestock Business Centre concepts. The initial support package for 20 partners is subsidized at Rs 1.0 lakh, with subsequent partners incurring double the cost for sustainability. Payments are split into three installments: 30% upfront, 40% after operation initiation, and the remaining 30% after 6 months of field operation.

  • Programme to Support Commercial Goat Farming

    The Goat Trust actively supports aspiring commercial goat farmers and entrepreneurs through a one-year comprehensive package. This package includes training for farm managers and workers, technical site assessments, business plan development, on-site visits, and data management systems. Goats are supplied as per The Goat Trust's policy, and vaccines and farm materials can be purchased directly. Payment entails an initial 40% advance, with complimentary phone and email support. Acknowledgement of The Goat Trust's support in promotional materials is required and discounted saleable goats and ducks are available. This support aims to empower and nurture successful goat-farming businesses.

Leadership Team

  • Ujjval Sarkar

    Executive Director

  • Sanjeev Kumar

    Managing Trustee

  • Vinay Gautam

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Ashish Kumar

    Programme Director - Technical Wing


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  • Headquarters

    529 KA/54A, Pant Nagar Khurram Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, 226022


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