Livestock & Dairy
Livestock plays an important role in the economy of the country and is at the heart of the rural socioeconomic system. It is a net source of foreign exchange earnings contributing significantly in this vital area. Most importantly, more than 8 million rural small and landless farmers raise livestock, making it an ideal sector for attacking rural poverty in the country. Furthermore, as livestock makes up almost 50 % of the agriculture value added, the future high growth in agriculture is expected to be led by the livestock sector.