|Livestock and poultry is an integral component of agricultural economy of Bangladesh performing multifarious functions such as provision of food, nutrition, income, savings, draft power, manure, transport, social and cultural functions. About 75% of the population relies to some degree on livestock for their livelihood specially the landless farmers. Infants, adolescents and elderly people live on milk to a greater extent majority of which is imported from abroad a the cost of hard earned foreign currency. The current contribution of livestock sub-sector to overall GDP is about 2.73% which is 17.15% of agricultural GDP. The export earnings from leather and leather goods is 4.31% of the total export, 20% of the population is directly and 50% is partly dependent on this sector.
Every day transact million of dollars in this sector, but either not any special allocation or emphasis has not yet been seen by the government even no thanks received by others.So, Bangladesh Livestock Society (BLS) take this opportunity and made a bridge between service provider and service receiver.