International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 2(3): 58-65

Research Article

Present Status of Livestock and Forage Production: A Study on South-West Coastal Bangladesh

Pijush Kanti Ghosh,
Pijush Kanti Ghosh,

Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

Md. Shafqul islam,
Md. Shafqul islam,

Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

Sarder Safiqul islam
Sarder Safiqul islam

Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

and Bidhan Chandro Sarker
Bidhan Chandro Sarker

Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.


Received: 17 September, 2022 || Accepted: 16 October, 2022 || Published: 25 October, 202

 

A B S T R A C T

Livestock plays a crucial role in the production and economic systems of Bangladesh. The main purpose of the study is to explore the present status of livestock and forage production in the south western coastal Bangladesh. To do this, the study has been adopted different statistical tools and techniques in a cross-sectional data set of 2019. The data has been collected by using a structured questionnaire from the livestock farmers of the Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira districts. The study found that, these regions with high livestock population compare another region. Further it is found that the regions facing obstacle to forage production and diseases infection. In Khulna and Bagerhat livestock producers cultivate only 21% and 24% exotic grass, respectively. A significant percent e.g.,79% and 63% people of the Khulna and Bagerhat do not cultivate any grass, respectively. This study also found that 91%, 51.5% and 84.8% land are saline affected in Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat districts, respectively. It is indicated that most of the land are not suitable for producing fodder. The study may be advantageous for the concern authorities for improving livestock production in the south west coastal region as well as economic development of the economy.

Keywords: Livestock, forage, Bangladesh, farmers and economic development.


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