Entrepreneurs have to integrate livestock products into e-commerce for early recovery of agriculture-driven economy amid corona pandemic, experts opined.
E-commerce or electronic commerce enables businesses to execute operations through digital connectivity to connect customers at tech-based platforms.
Bangla daily the Kaler Kantho organised virtual discussion focused on impact of pandemic on livestock sector. Development agency Care Bangladesh and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) were the partners of the event.
Department of Livestock Services (DLS) Director General Abdul Jabbar Sikder was the chief guest while Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan made address of welcome.
Discussants mentioned agriculture as ‘lifeline of Bangladesh economy’ which has been affected by corona pandemic while livestock sector was badly hit. Sharing the experience, DSL Director General Abdul Jabbar Sikder mentioned that coordinated efforts from public-private entities facilitated market of the sacrificial animals during Eid amid corona pandemic.
Care Bangladesh country director Ramesh Singh shared experience of a development project titled SDC-Shomosti where the agency supported marginalized women farmers including dairy farmers.
Emphasising on improving market systems, SDC senior programme manager Sohel Ibn Ali suggested for standardisation of tariffs and import duty for the betterment of locally-produced milk and milk products.