150 farmers get livestock cards in Rajshahi

150 farmers get livestock cards in Rajshahi

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A total of 150 grassroots farmers were given livestock cards so that they can get their need-based services of boosting livestock through the best uses of the cards.They received the cards at a function held on the premises of Shah Agriculture Information Library (SAIL) at Kaligram village under Manda Upazila in the district on Saturday afternoon.
Bangladesh Livestock Society (BLS) and SAIL jointly organized the card distribution and database launching programme in association with Piartop Limited.
More than 250 farmers both male and female and others concerned joined the programme.
They were given idea and knowledge on how to improve livestock through the best uses of modern technologies.
Chaired by BLS President Prof Dr Jalal Uddin Sarder, the meeting was addressed, among others, by managing director of Piartop Limited Dr Syed Mostofa Ali, chairman of Better Nature and Society Hasibul Hassan, BLS General Secretary Dr Hemayetul Islam, Treasurer Enamul Haque and SAIL Founder
Jahangir Alam Shah.
The discussants urged the service providers to reach the livestock related necessary services to the grassroots growers for boosting animal resources, particularly cattle and goat farming.
They unanimously said necessary services like production, primary treatment, de-worming, vaccination and farm management should be given priority to boost animal health.
Dr Mostofa Ali stressed the need for uplifting the livestock sector for food security, self-employment and poverty reduction.
He also called for giving due importance to adoption of modern technology, promotion of high yielding varieties and farmers training to overcome the crisis, reports BSS from Rajshahi.

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