Livestock Resources in Bangladesh Present Status and Future Potential Jahangir Alam ISBN 984 05 1299 4 1995 148pp 215x136mm HB Tk.250.00 US$20.00
This book provides information on all important aspects of the livestock sub-sector in Bangladesh. Data over several years on a number of key variables relating to livestock development has been analysed and interpreted with care in this book. In addition, major issues and problems relating to livestock development have been discussed and an outline of action has been suggested for policy guidance.
The results of a number of macro and micro studies have been reviewed and incorporated in the discussion and effort has been made to use the latest information.
Those interested to obtain a clear perception about the livestock sub-sector in Bangladesh will find this book of I immense value.
Dr. Jahangir Alam is a noted agricultural economist with long experience in research on agricultural and rural development and active involvement in research on livestock development. He did his B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from Bangladesh Agricultural University and Ph.D. from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Currently he has been working as the Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Socio-Economic and Marketing Research Division of the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute at Savar, Dhaka. He conducted studies on various issues including rural income distribution, poverty alleviation, government and non-government organisations in rural development, land reforms, food problem, appropriate agricultural technology, irrigation management and livestock development.
A former President of Bangladesh Agricultural Economists’ Association, he published a number of books and research articles both at home and abroad and received several awards including the Presidential Award for Agricultural Development in 1980.