Poverty alleviation and broiler raising programs of BKB and BRDB in selected areas of Bangladesh - An impact study

The study attempted to analyze impact of broiler raising programs of Bangladesh Krishi Bank and Bangladesh Rural Development Board for poverty alleviation in selected areas of Mymensingh, Dhaka, Gajipur, Munshigonj and Narayangonj districts. For this study 73 participants under broiler raising of BKB and 84 participants of BRDB were selected purposively. The impact was assessed through selected indicators like employment generation, income earning, increasing savings, landholdings, productive assets and nOn-productive assets. Mainly head count ratio, poverty gap and test of mean difference were used to assess the impact over five years. The study revealed that 410 and 268 man days of employment opportunity were created per farm per year under BKB and BRDB. Average anti* income per household under BKB and BRDB increased from Tk.48758 and Tk.288:1,5,-.(1p7%)-:to Tk.140065 and Tk.73437 (155%) respectively over five years. Average amount of savings per household increased from Tk.1280 and Tk.497 (12 times) to Tk.16805 and Tk.8291 (16times). Per household average net gain over landholdings were 6 decimals and 8. decimals for BKB and BRDB participants. Household productive assets increased more than 2 and 3 times and non-productive assets increased by 6 and 4 times for BKB and BRDB participants. About 63% and 83% .of 2t9tal households under BKB and BRDB enabled to overcome the poverty situation raiing:Ttie rest of households have to increase their income by 26% and 8% to overcome the poverty. The broiler farming households with limited institutional facilities developed their economic status towards poverty reduction within a short time. The institutional facilities with enhanced loan ceiling on easy terms and conditions should be ensured for tackling the major problems of unemployment and poverty in rural Bangladesh.

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Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 04, 2
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