The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) North Region has suggested to the government that the poultry sector should be improved and a conducive environment should be provided so that poultry farmers can be protected from harm.
The PPA believed that the poultry sector was facing the worst business environment, largely due to the irrational activities of competitive commissions, the attitude of livestock and other government departments to control so-called prices, the ban on exports and the imposition of import tax on raw materials.
According to Chairman PPA (North Region) Dr. Abdul Karim, a meeting was held on the direction of Peshawar High Court to resolve these issues in which Secretary Agriculture Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Secretary Food KPK, representatives of the Peshawar High Court, stakeholders of the poultry and livestock sector were present. The meeting also discussed a ban on exports of poultry and livestock products to Afghanistan.
“In this meeting we gave a presentation on Poultry Update and highlighting the importance of the poultry sector, we said that poultry, on the one hand, uses raw materials from the agricultural industries and uses it to make high-quality food, such as meat and eggs and on the other hand, it acts as a price regulator for other foods such as mutton, beef, lentils, and to some extent vegetables,” chairman said.
Dr. Karim cited the factors that led to the increase in the cost of poultry products and termed the ‘cost of production’ in agriculture as a wrong analogy.