Basal Inititatives works with rural families in the promotion of Poultry, Dairy and goat rearing activities. While livestock populations are higher in some region than the national average, productivity is low, rearing practices remain poor, breeds are non-descript, veterinary services are non-existent, and market infrastructure is often absent.

Yet Poultry, dairy and goat rearing possess tremendous promise as livelihood supplements for the rural poor in these areas. Thus Basal Initiatives seeks to help bring in better-quality breeds, veterinary care, while at the same time developing a reliable cadre of village-based service providers and marketing systems.