Small-scale poultry production in Bangladesh: challenges and impact of COVID-19 on sustainability

Authors: Masudur Rahman, Emdadul Haque Chowdhury and Rokshana Parvin

Ger. J. Vet. Res 2021. vol. 1, Iss. 1 pp:19-27


Poultry meat is an important source of animal protein in Bangladesh. Small-scale poultry production plays a crucial role in the socio-economic development and nutritional requirements of rural and peri-urban households and provides an income source for resource-poor areas. Therefore, focusing on small-scale poultry production remains important. However, improper management, disease outbreak, market volatility and many other factors are typically responsible for the sustainability of this rising prospect of small-scale poultry production potential. The recent pandemic coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) tremendously influenced the sustainability of the small-scale poultry sector. This review addressed Bangladeshi small-scale poultry production and its market value, identified issues, and suggested potential guidelines to sustain the small-scale sector



Bangladesh, Poultry Industry, Small-scale Poultry, Value Chain, Emerging Disease, COVID-19, Sustainability


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