I am Humayun Kabir, 25 years old. I have completed an MBA and now I am working in a NGO. The name of our NGO is CDMS. The major sector the organization covers agriculture. I am from Tarash, Sirajganj, Bangladesh. I am highly interested in working in agriculture.
CDMS does a lot of work and is always thinking about agriculture. CDMS helps farmers but this organization just gives them suggestions, there is no money behind it. We are trying to get funds from donor. If we get any funding I believe this organization will do a lot of good.
There is a great market for commercial poultry farming in Bangladesh, and it is already an established business opportunity. The economic system of Bangladesh is mostly dependent on agriculture. Poultry products like meat and eggs are the main source of animal protein for Bangladeshi people.
Here I will describe the benefits of poultry farming in Bangladesh and the steps for starting this business commercially.
Benefits of Poultry Farming in Bangladesh
Poultry farming is a lucrative business. There are some advantages of starting this business. The main benefits of starting poultry farming in Bangladesh are listed below.
- Poultry farming in Bangladesh is a very profitable business for both individuals and entrepreneurs.
- There is a huge demand for poultry products inside the country so you don’t have to worry about marketing your products.
- There are no religious taboos for consuming any poultry bird’s meat or eggs in Bangladesh.
- Poultry farming in Bangladesh is such a great business that it will never dry up.
Commercial poultry farming can create employment opportunities for job-seeking, unemployed, educated people. Even women can start raising some poultry birds in small-scale farming systems. This activity will ensure the availability of necessary nutrition for the family and help them by making some extra income.
Nowadays, there are numerous highly productive poultry breeds are available that are very suitable for commercial production.
Commercial poultry farming business has a great return on investment ratio. That means you will get good returns on your total investment.
I need some capital or initial investment for starting a commercial poultry farming business in Bangladesh. In a word, poultry farming in Bangladesh is absolutely a great business, especially for educated job seekers. Employment opportunities are decreasing day by day due to rapid population growth, so commercial poultry farming is a great income and employment source and the avenue to self-dependence.
Commercial Poultry Farming in Bangladesh
I need to follow some necessary steps for starting a commercial poultry farming business. Here I will describe the necessary steps for starting the farm.
Selecting Farm Location
The first step for starting a poultry farm is the selection of a suitable location. I can start raising poultry in my home or in a separate place that is quiet and far from my home. A rural area is perfect for setting up a commercial poultry farming business because I can find land and labor in rural areas easily and more cheaply than in urban areas.
I will not try to establish a poultry farm on a piece of rented land. It would be better if I owned the land myself. The farm must also have a great source of sufficient, clean and fresh water and be free from all types of predators and harmful animals.
A proper transportation system will be very necessary, along with a suitable market near the farm for selling products and buying necessary commodities.
Good and high quality nutritious feed ensures maximum poultry production. I will always try to feed my birds fresh and nutritious food. I can feed my birds commercial poultry feeds that are available in the market. Various types of feeds are available in the market according to the breed and age of poultry birds.
If I want to feed my birds homemade food, then I have to buy all the necessary nutritious feed ingredients separately and mix them before feeding it to my poultry birds.
Care and Management
Diseases are the main threat to a poultry farming business, so special care and management is a must. The birds must always be vaccinated in a timely fashion. They must never be fed polluted or contaminated foods. I must always keep a stock of necessary medicines and always try to take good care of them.
Marketing is the easiest step of poultry farming. You can easily sell your products in your nearest local market. Nowadays, Bangladesh is earning some foreign money by exporting poultry products.
Poultry farming is a lucrative business. It can play a great role for eradicating poverty and unemployment problems. If you want to start poultry farming in Bangladesh, then try to learn more about poultry farming and visit some farms to gather some practical experience.
This grant of $5000 will be used for capacity building ($2000), identifying and providing improved poultry farming breeds that can be raised on degraded land, miscellaneous inputs ($1000), a stakeholder workshop and exposure visit ($800), publications ($800) and strengthening market linkages through a local market assessment and business plan ($400).
- Unemployment due to land being a Chalanbeel area
- Malnutrition due to shortage of protein
- Scarcity of organic fertilizer and use of harmful chemicals
- Scarcity of fish food
- Create employment
- Produce and sell duck eggs and duck meat
- Produce organic fertilizer from duck waste
- Produce fish food from duck waste
The main risks are theft and epidemics, but I will take appropriate security measures including fencing and a security guard. I will also make sure that the Upazila veterinary surgeon will visit at least once a month.
Blogpost and picture submitted by Humayun Kabir (Tarash, Bangladesh) – cdmsngo[at]gmail.com
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