Veterinary and animal scientists and researchers at a discussion in Rajshahi on Saturday unequivocally called for a substantial and sustainable promotion of the region’s livestock sector through removing its existing problems, reports BSS.
They observed that the contribution of the livestock sector is immense in terms of meeting protein deficiency and socio-economic development and said there is no alternative to elevate the sector.
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.
Bangladesh Livestock Society (BLS) organised the discussion to mark the unveiling of its journal at Midas Restaurant in the city. The participants at the meeting discussed ways and means on how to promote the sector.
Chaired by BLS President Prof Dr Jalal Uddin Sarder, the meeting was addressed, among others, by chairman of Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences of Rajshahi University Prof SM Kamruzzaman, Divisional Deputy Director of Department of Livestock Services Kolyan Kumar Fouzder, Assistant Director of Artificial Insemination Centre Ismail Haque, BLS General Secretary Dr Hemayetul Islam and its treasurer Enamul Haque.
Prof Jalal Sarder said, “Livestock sector could be developed through the best uses of existing natural resources. Information, specialised knowledge and research are needed. All concerned should come forward for flourishing the poultry sector”.
Dr Hemayetul Islam stressed the need for uplifting the sector for food security, self-employment and poverty reduction.
He also called for giving due importance to adopting modern technology, promotion of high yielding varieties and farmers training to meet the gradually mounting demands of poultry birds and eggs.