This book provides information on all important aspects of the livestock sub-sector in Bangladesh. Data over several years on a number of key variables relating to livestock development has been analysed and interpreted with care in this book. In addition, major issues and problems relating to livestock development have been discussed and an outline of action has been suggested for policy guidance. The results of a number of macro and micro studies have been reviewed and incorporated in the discussion and effort has been made to use the latest information. Those interested in obtaining a clear perception of the livestock sub-sector in Bangladesh will find this book of immense value.
Dr. Jahangir Alam is a noted agricultural economist with long experience in research on agricultural and rural development and active involvement in research on livestock development. He did his B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from Bangladesh Agricultural University and Ph.D. from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Currently he has been working as the Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Socio-Economic and Marketing Research Division of the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute at Savar, Dhaka. He conducted studies on various issues including rural income distribution, poverty alleviation, government and non-government organisations in rural development, land reforms, food problem, appropriate agricultural technology, irrigation management and livestock development. A former President of Bangladesh Agricultural Economists Association, he published a number of books and