Poultry Sector Demands Incentives For Small Farmers

KARACHI - Poultry sector of the country has asked the government to provide incentives to the small farmers for the import of environmentally controlled housing for broilers and layers, as they cover around 75 percent of the sector in the country.
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The soft loans and provision of land on easy lease installment would bring significant changes to the industry in the country and also open doors of export of chilled, frozen and processed poultry products. Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Chief Convener, Abdul Maroof Siddiqui while talking to Daily Times on Wednesday said the demand for the incentives was in the line of poultry development policy of the Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. He said, “Like government’s incentives to a multi-billion Thai investment CP Group in setting up breeder farms and feed mills in Punjab, if similar facilities are provided to the small farmers in the country, it would enable the country to overcome the shortage of meat, as this sector’s contribution in meat production is 22 percent.

He said this step would also help provide job opportunities to the breeders besides controlling increase in prices of meat.

He said this is a good omen that the government would encourage environmentally controlled housing for broilers and layers as it would also create integrated production and processing system including value addition in the poultry sector. He said the sector would grow from the present 12 percent to 20 percent annually by using modern technologies in the production and processing of poultry.

Source: Daily Times
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