A Brief Note On Poultry Industry And Nepal

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Abstract - Poultry Industry in Nepal One of the most important aspects of livestock production is ensuring producers have adequate biosecurity for their facilities. Biosecurity is procedures or measures designed to protect the population against harmful biological or biochemical substances. Whether it be small scale or large scale, the easiest way to maintain the cleanliness of a facility and ensure the health of the animal is through proper sanitation. This is extremely important in Nepal as the poultry industry accounts for 4% of the gross domestic product (GDP). In fact, there are over 50 billion chickens raised each year for both meat and eggs with a meat production of 42,180 metric tonnes and an egg production of 8,74,194 (in thousand).
About Nepal
Topography
Nepal is a small, developing country located north of India and south of China. (See Figure 1 in the appendix for a map of Nepal). It is located approximately 10,557 km from Canada. It has a land area of 147,181 km and 20% of the land is arable, or suitable for growing crops. This is important as more than 30% of the GDP in Nepal comes from agriculture. Nepal is made of three topographical regions: the Himalayas, the hills and the Terai. The Himalayas are a mountainous region located along the northern border of Nepal and includes the iconic Mt. Everest. It is home to the highest elevation of Nepal: 8848 m above sea level. The hills are located in between the Himalayas and the Terai, and are composed of rolling…
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