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An overview of poultry industry in Pakistan

Author:
HUSSAIN, J., RABBANI, I., ASLAM, S., AHMAD, H.A.
Source:
World's poultry science journal 2015 v.71 no.4 pp. 689-700
ISSN:
1743-4777
Subject:
disease outbreaks, experts, issues and policy, planning, poultry, poultry industry, poultry production, prices, proteins, statistics, Pakistan
Abstract:
The poultry sector is an important and vibrant segment of agriculture in Pakistan with a significant contribution to the national GDP (1.3%). Commercial poultry production in Pakistan started in the 1960's and has been providing a significant portion of daily proteins to the Pakistani population ever since. During its evolution the industry enjoyed promotional policies of the Government, but has faced several challenges such as disease outbreaks and retail price fluctuations. Despite its important role in the country's economy, not a single scientific study is available on its evolutionary history. The data available in this regard are scattered and lack reliability. This review is an effort to encompass the history of the overall growth of the poultry industry in Pakistan, its present status (2012 statistics) and future directions and challenges. This article may serve as the basic source of information on Pakistan's poultry industry achievements. It will also guide poultry experts and policy makers for developing strategic planning for further growth of the industry.
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6550844