Promoting livestock sector through modern technologies stressed

Publish: 6:19 PM, February 19, 2020 | Update: 6:19:PM, February 19, 2020

RAJSHAHI, – Speakers at a discussion here unequivocally called for a substantial and sustainable promotion of the region’s livestock sector through the best uses of modern technologies.

They mentioned 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.

They came up with the observation while inaugurating a 15-day long training for women livestock service providers at Narkelbaria campus in
Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday afternoon.

Some 25 women from different areas including Khulna, Jashore, Satkhira, Faridpur and Barisal are taking part in the training on rearing of domestic
animals and their primary treatment.

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (DVAS) in RU is hosting 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 Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Chowdhury Jakaria attended and addressed the opening ceremony as chief guest while Prof Jalal Uddin Sarder, Prof Syed Sarwar Jahan, Prof Akhterul Islam and Dr Hemayetul Islam from DVAS spoke as special guests with Chairman of the department Prof SM Kamruzzaman in the chair.

Prof Chowdhury Jakaria said livestock sector could be developed through the best use of existing natural resources and modern technologies.

He added that necessary information and updated knowledge should be reached to the growers. All concerned should come forward for flourishing the poultry sector as the present government is committed to promote the sector substantially.

Prof Jakaria 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. 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.