Poultry Rearing - An Alternative Income Generating Activity for Rural Women Development of Bangladesh
Chittagong University Journal of Commerce, Vol. 19, 2005
15 Pages Posted: 24 Dec 2008 Last revised: 15 Jul 2009
Date Written: December 24, 2005
Poultry is a substantial contributor to food supply of Bangladesh. Many small and medium farmers are rearing poultry birds in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is considered one of the most appropriate countries in the world for poultry rearing. Development of poultry has generated considerable employment through the production and marketing of poultry and poultry related products. Small improvements in this industry will, in productive and economic terms, give substantial increases to the benefits the household may obtain from poultry, measured as a relative increase of output. In real terms, output may go up to $150 per year-a small amount of money, but in a situation where total incomes do not exceed $300 a year, such possibilities for improvement of livelihood deserve to be pursued. The revolution in poultry industry has achieved more than 200 percent growth last 5 years though they are facing scarcity of efficient or skilled workforce, mainly because of new technology using locally available feed ingredients, breeding, hatching and other inputs. It will generate much more protein in our domestic needs. This paper aims to identify whether poultry rearing can be considered as an alternative income generating activity for the development of rural women of Bangladesh.
Keywords: Poultry, Rural Women, Bangladesh
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