Bangladesh: Establishment of Livestock Health Care System at Kotalipara and Tungipara Upazilas in the Gopalgonj District

The two Upazilas, Tungipara and Kotalipara, in Gopalgonj areas of Bangladesh are particularly vulnerable to flood and to climate change and have limited fertile lands being available for agriculture. Communities are therefore dependent on livestock and these provide a constant but variable source of food and additional income. However, livestock in these areas experience high morbidities and mortalities due to improper management, which includes poor husbandry and poor animal health practices. The project (TCP/BGD/3302) envisages reducing disease-related morbidity and mortality and improving the health and productivity of livestock through adoption of adequate disease control and preventive measures by (i) enhancing the knowledge base of farmers and (ii) improving the capacity of livestock support services to provide adequate technology. This approach fits with a "one family - one farm" programme of the Government of Bangladesh. For most of the families living in these two Upazilas, project interventions are expected to improve their livelihood through improved livestock rearing in compliance with the National Livestock Development Policy of 2007.

Lead Technical Officer: Dr. Carolyn Benigno


 

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