The private sector arm of the World Bank Group, ICF, has partnered with a leading Bangladeshi NGO, BRAC, in order to promote bio-security, poultry productivity, reduce costs and the increase income of 10, 000 small scale farmers and retailers. BRAC (http://www.brac.net/index2.htm) specializes in health, economic development, education, social development and human rights
"IFC has global experience dealing with the avian influenza. We are using our expertise and BRAC's experience and outreach in the sector to help protect farmers, small and medium enterprises, and other stakeholders," said Deepak Adhikary, deputy general manager of IFC-SEDF.
“The poultry industry, the country's fastest-growing livestock sector, employs at least five million people, and millions of households rely on poultry production for income generation and nutrition. The industry has about 220 million chickens and 37 million. Last week, health workers culled 78,000 chickens over the past six days after bird flu”