RAJSHAHI: More than 8,500 poor and extreme poor households especially women have developed 214 chicken rearing societies and generating income in the region, reports BSS.
Around 700 Local Service Providers (LSPs) are delivering requisite training, advice and inputs services to the producers on chicken rearing.
Public institutions and agencies also provide extension services to the LSPs. They supply modern technology to the producers through setting demonstration plot for the chicken rearing households in 17 upazilas of Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Natore and Pabna districts.
Jamila Begum, 35, wife of a day-laborer, Mominul Islam, is now out of her enduring poverty through household-based chicken rearing.
Jamila, mother of three daughters and a son and a resident of Bargachhi village under Paba upazila of the district, embarked on the mission of achieving self reliance early 2012.
At the preliminary stage, she received training on chicken rearing along with its proper feeding, vaccination and marketing by the LSP.
She told BSS that this year she earned Taka 2,100 after selling eggs and chicken.