'World Egg Day' marked: Poultry industry producing over 17,500m table eggs per annum: WB survey results
Pakistan's poultry industry is producing more than 17,500 million table eggs per annum against per capita consumption of 88 eggs annually. The developed countries consume 300 eggs per capita per annum. Recent nutrition survey results from World Bank revealed that Pakistan is included in countries where severe stunting (44%) in young children is found and is at alarming level and increased consumption of eggs can help overcome this issue, said newly-elected Vice chairman of PPA Northern Region, Ch Muhammad Fargham, in a press conference here on Friday.
He said that the Pakistan Poultry Association celebrated this year's World Egg Day falling on Friday, by organizing seminars at different places to make the general public aware of the nutritional value of eggs and its importance for human health.
He said that eggs have a vital role to play in feeding people around the world, in both developed and developing countries. The eggs are excellent and affordable source of high quality protein. Ch Muhammad Fargham informed that poultry sector is one of the most organized branches of the agro-based sector of Pakistan. Poultry sector has been serving the nation since 1962 and providing affordable poultry products to the masses to fulfill the requirements of animal protein. Poultry at present contributes 40% of the total meat consumption and generates employment and income for about fifteen hundred thousand people.