Yak Value Chain – A Ray of Hope for Yak Herders

Peer Muhammad

Yak Value Chain - A Ray of Hope for Yak Herders

The first families to settle in Teru, a village that sits on a barren strip of hilly land in Phander tehsil of Ghizer district in Gilgit Baltistan, came here over three decades ago. Located at an altitude of 10,000 feet, Teru became home to yak herding families from neighbouring villages after the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) constructed a water channel in the area in 1982. Today, the village is home to about 971 households with an estimated population of 8,539.

The inhabitants of Teru have always been at risk from floods and extreme weather.

More at the source http://gilgittimes.com.pk/yak-value-chains-a-ray-of-hope-for-yak-herders/

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