Live bird market in Bangladesh: regulatory systems and operations

Irin, Nusrat, Dilshad, Syeda Munira, Sattar, Abdullah Al, Chisty, Nurun Nahar, Sultana, Afsana, Hasan, Mahmudul, Mahmud, Rashed, Abbas, Syed Shahid, Fournie, Guillaume and Hoque, Md Ahasanul (2021) Live bird market in Bangladesh: regulatory systems and operations. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 8 (4). pp. 671-678. ISSN 2311-7710

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Abstract

Objective: In developing countries, such as Bangladesh, the live bird market (LBM) is a vital location for the trading of live poultry. The study was carried out in nine LBMs located around Bangladesh to ascertain the present regulations and procedures governing their operation. Additionally, the responsibilities and levels of engagement of the stakeholders were determined.

Materials and Methods: The data were gathered through the use of a semi-structured interview guide. Thematic analysis was used to code the interview transcripts iteratively.

Results: The findings indicated that the government was directly and indirectly involved in the leasing process of the markets. A market in this country is divided into numerous sectors, includ- ing LBM, fish market, vegetable market, and grocery stores. A market's hygienic condition is highly dependent on market authority's decisions. In some markets, market officials conducted routine sanitary inspections. Veterinarians played a little role in the inspection procedure.

Conclusion: There is no adequate, functional monitoring system to ensure that LBMs adhere to cleanliness and adequate and functional biosecurity. Biosecurity enhancements, effective clean- ing programs, and regular monitoring by relevant authorities are critical for LBMs in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: live bird market, policy, regulation
Schools and Departments: Institute of Development Studies
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF0600 Veterinary medicine > SF0740 Veterinary public health
Depositing User: Syed Shahid Abbas
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2022 13:17
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2022 13:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/104688

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