PACE (Promoting Agricultural Commercialization and Enterprise) Project, an initiative under the value chain development project on livestock, got implementation to enhancing income and employment and reduce both present and future milk deficiency in the national level through cow rearing in 15 branches of SSS under five Upazillas of Tangail since July 2015.
The activities of the project comprise: increasing skill, income, milk production, crossbreeding, the supply of green grass, primary healthcare through creating LSP (Livestock Service Provider), setting up milk market locally and smoothing the marketing, reducing cow mortality rate and doubling the number of crossbreeding cows. It is pertinent to mention, PKSF officially phased out the project on December 31, 2020, but the organization carries on its activities.
Indigenous Chicken Rearing Project
SSS, under the PACE project, landed the Creating Employments through Setting up Commercial Farms of Indigenous Chickens project to keep into operation focusing on the goal: to set up commercial farms on native hens and increase the supply of the eggs and meats through Bhuapur, Gopalpur, Gobindashi and Falda Branches of Tangail in July 2017.
Activities of the project are: arranging of orientation, meeting, seminar, training and workshop; organizing view sharing meeting with the entrepreneurs to the material supply, hatchery owners, feeds producers, medicine suppliers and representatives; organizing exposure visit; providing the farmers with progenitor cocks to increase the fertility of eggs; establishing demo farms on indigenous hens, and so on. It is relevant to cite, the organization maintains the activities of the project, though it was phased out on June 30, 2021 by PKSF.
Kadaknath Chicken Rearing
Kadaknath Chicken Rearing is value-chain development project of pasteurization of egg and safety meat market development under the additional financing of PACE Project. SSS took the project into operation focusing on the goal: to make commercial farms on Kadaknath and Native hens and increase the supply of the eggs and meats through Bhuapur, Gopalpur, Gobindashi and Falda Branches of Tangail financed and technical supported by PKSF on 1 January 2022. The activities of project will be phased out on 30 June 2023.
As on 30 June 2022, the project arranged 36 training sessions on various subjects related to Kadaknath Chicken rearing and farming and 10 livestock and 10 chicken vaccination camps; provided supports to 28 farmers for Kadaknath Chicken rearing, 30 farmers with footbath, 100 farmers with disinfectant spray, 5 farmers to demonstrate balanced feeds, 4 farmers to purchase refrigerator for preserving vaccines and eggs, 1 farmer for developing business on poultry.