RAJSHAHI, Aug 12 (BSS): Academics and experts have urged the village people to boost commercial sheep rearing.
They said it would meet the nutritional demand besides providing valuable wool for expediting the huge opportunity of wool-based textile.
Wide-ranging promotion of commercial sheep farming can be effective means of exploring the vast opportunity to boosting woolen fiber and elevating rural livelihood and produce more meat and milk in addition to meet the country's nutrition demand.
The observation came at the closing and certificate-giving ceremony of a sheep farming training course on Narkelbaria campus of Rajshahi University (RU) on Saturday.
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (DVAS) of the university and Krishi Goveshona Foundation (KGF) jointly organised the training in association with 'Validation of Good Practices of On-farm Lamb Production System' project.
Some 65 people including 60 women from different villages under Paba and Godagari upazilas in the district took part in the three-day training course in three batches.
Pro-vice-chancellors of RU Prof Ananda Kumar Saha and Prof Chowdhury Jakaria addressed the session as guests of honour with chairman of the department Prof SM Quamruzzaman in the chair.
Programme director (Livestock and Fisheries) of KGF Dr Kazi Komor Uddin, Prof Abul Hashem from Department of Animal Science of Bangladesh Agricultural University, dean of Agriculture Faculty at RU Prof Shaleha Jesmin and RU Registrar Prof Abdul Bari also spoke.
Three co-investigators of the project- DVAS Professor Jalal Uddin Sarder and its Associate Professor Dr Akhtarul Islam and Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Hemayetul Islam disseminated their expertise on the issue.
Prof Ananda Shaha said quick economic growth of the region can be possible through proper uses and development of livestock resources.
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