PKSF Signed MoU with Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) on mutual cooperation
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) on 25 August 2015 under the Livestock Unit of PKSF. Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, Managing Director, PKSF has presided over the ceremony. Mr. Md. Fazlul Kader, DMD, PKSF and Dr. Nazrul Islam, Director General, BLRI signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. Mr. AQM Golam Mawla, General Manager (Operations), PKSF; Dr. Sharif Ahmed Chowdhury, DGM (Livestock), PKSF; Ms. Tanvir Sultana, Manager, PKSF and other high officials of PKSF were also present on that ceremony. Dr. Razia Khatun, Senior Scientific Officer, BLRI was also present in that program. The objectives of this MoU are to disseminate the livestock based technology & package; to provide training, technical service & marketing facilities among and to the member of PKSF with the cooperation of BLRI.
BLRI is the government organization which involves in identifing livestock and poultry production constraints at the national and farm level. They tend to solve those problems through multi and inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional research. BLRI works to develop technologies to help food and nutrition security for the increasing population of the country. Their researches also provide to poverty alleviation, employment creation, income generation and to control environmental pollution.
It is worthwhile to mention that, PKSF has established two separate units namely ‘Agriculture Unit’ and ‘Livestock Unit’ in 2013. These units work to extend agricultural technologies and other services to farmers with a view to increase agricultural production as well as to ensure food security. The core goal of these units is to enable the farmers to gain access to resources necessary for agricultural production, employment generation and for enhancing the quality of their lives through agricultural activities. The salient objectives of these units are to assist providing microfinance services considering the seasonality of agricultural activities; to provide useful, modern and environment friendly agricultural technologies; establish market linkages of agricultural commodities; and to develop skilled manpower at PKSF, PO and participant level. These units will undertake various activities within the purview of financial and administrative capacity of PKSF as a supplementary and additional service provider of the Government.