Call for boosting livestock sector

29 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Livestock experts at a discussion here on Thursday unanimously called for boosting the livestock sector through best uses of modern services and technologies to meet up the protein deficiency.

They observed that the contribution of the livestock sector is immense in terms of meeting up protein deficiency and socio-economic development so there is no alternative to elevate the sector, reports BSS.

They came up with the observation while addressing the closing cum certificate-giving ceremony of a 15-day long training for women livestock service providers at Narkelbaria campus in Rajshahi University (RU). Some 25 women from different areas including Khulna, Jashore, Satkhira, Faridpur and Barisal took part in the training on rearing of domestic animals and their primary treatment.

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (DVAS) in RU organised the training in association with Feed the Future Bangladesh and Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition with the main thrust of making women self-reliant besides boosting the supply of animal protein through development of livestock.

 RU Chief Engineer Abul Kalam Azad addressed the meeting as chief guest while Prof Jalal Uddin Sarder, Prof Syed Sarwar Jahan, Prof Akhterual Islam and Dr Hemayetul Islam from DVAS spoke as special guests with Chairman of the department Prof SM Kamruzzaman in the chair.

Prof Jalal Uddin Sarder said livestock sector could be developed through the best use of existing natural resources and modern technologies.