Pakistan poultry sector demands incentives
The Pakistan poultry sector has asked the government
to provide incentives to small farmers for the import of environmentally
controlled housing for broilers and layers, which cover about 75% of the
Soft loans and the provision of land on easy lease instalments would bring
significant changes to the industry in the country, as well as open doors to
Pakistan Poultry Association's Abdul Maroof Siddiqui said the demand for
the incentives was in the line of poultry development policy of the Prime
Minister Shaukat Aziz.
â€œLike 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%." He also added that this would provide job opportunities to the breeders
besides controlling increase in prices of meat.
He said this would also create an integrated production and processing
system including value addition in the poultry sector, adding that the sector
would grow from the present 12% to 20% annually by using modern
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