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Poultry sector promotion stressed to cut protein deficiency

  • Published at 10:14 pm February 28th, 2019
According to the BPICC, the poultry industry faced losses of Tk7,000 crore amid the pandemic Mehedi Hasan

Boosting production of food grains and animal resources has become very urgent for the nation

Scientists and researchers at a post-road show meeting have unequivocally called for a substantial and sustainable promotion of the country’s poultry sector through removing its existing problems to cut the nation’s protein deficiency.

To build a healthy and stronger nation, giving equal importance to boosting production of both food grains and animal resources has become an urgent need and there is no alternative to it, they viewed.

Divisional and District offices of Department of Livestock Services (DLS) jointly organized the program at its office premises on Thursday ahead of the three-day 11th International Poultry Show and Seminar scheduled to be held from March 7 in Dhaka.

Local units of World Poultry Science Association of Bangladesh (WPSA), Bangladesh Poultry Industry Central Council (BPICC) and Bangladesh Livestock Society (BLS) supported the program.

Chaired by District Livestock Officer Dr Zulfikar Akhter Hossain, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Divisional Deputy Director of Department of Livestock Services Humayun Kabir, BLS General Secretary Dr Hemayetul Islam and local unit treasurer of Bangladesh Poultry Owners Association Enamul Haque.

Dr Hemayetul said: “Poultry sector could be developed through the best uses of existing natural resources. Information, specialized knowledge and research are needed. All concerned should come forward for flourishing the poultry sector.”

He added that the contribution of the livestock sector is immense in terms of meeting the protein deficiency and socio economic development. He also stressed the need for uplifting the poultry sector for food security, self-employment and poverty reduction.

Dr Hemayetul also called for due importance on adopting modern technology, promotion of high yielding varieties and farmers training to overcome the crisis.

Besides, large-scale farming of fodder could further develop the livestock sector to contribute immensely to fulfilling the protein deficiency in the country, he added.