08/12/2010 05:14 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bangladeshi Farmers Rely On Cows As Their Ticket Out Of Poverty

More than 115 million Bangladeshis live in rural villages. Those villagers don't have much, but many do own a cow. In fact, Bangladesh has the third-largest cattle population in Asia (and the 12th-largest in the world). In theory, those bovines were the most valuable and profitable asset that poor Bangladeshis owned. The problem was that some simply did not know how to generate income from their cow.

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