Annual General Meeting (AGM)-2023, 27 Oct'23
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Dr. Khan Shahidul Huque was born on July 31 1958.
He graduated with a bachelor of honors in Animal Husbandry and a Master of Animal Nutrition from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. He obtained a PhD in 1992 from Aberdeen University, Scotland, the UK.
Dr. Khan has a professional career of around thirty-eight (38) years of research-development-planning experiences on livestock development, primarily climate resilient livestock production, feeding & nutrition at home and abroad, including UN organizations. At his maximum capacity as the Director-General of the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI), Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MoFL), Government of Bangladesh, he made an enormous contribution to the livestock sector's advancement in assisting and formulating many policies and plans in Bangladesh.
He was awarded IDA Scholarship.
He published sixty-eight (68) articles in the national and forty-six (46) articles in different international journals.
He was Chairman, Editor, or a Member of the Editorial Board of Bangladesh Journal of Livestock Research from 2001 to 2013; Director-General, BLRI, Divisional Head of a Research Division of the BLRI, and Project Directors of National and International Development Projects.
He has been working in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN since 2019. He worked as Environment & ILMM Expert for Dairy Revolution and Meat project (DRMP), a World Bank-funded government project, from November 17 to October 31, 2018.
He was a Programme Leader of Integrated Livestock Manure Management Project, Bangladesh, a UNEP/CCAC funded project implemented by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Wageningen University, the Netherlands; a National Technical Coordinator of CFC-UNDP funded Meat project; a Technical Assistance Coordinator of World Bank-funded ARM Project-BLRI part, and a Coordinator of a Govt. of Dutch funded Duckweed Project of the BLRI, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.
Dr. Khan participated in i) the Global Methane Forum, 2016, Washington, USA, and presented a keynote paper at the Agricultural Panel; ii) participated in the International webinar on Livestock Manure Management-2016; iii) attended an ad hoc intergovernmental codex task force on animal feeding meeting held in Copenhagen, Denmark 2002; iv) participated in the E-conference on “Role of Agro-Industrial and Forestry by-products in the Feeding of Dairy Animals in Asia and other Tropical Regions”, November 11, 2013, to December 10, 2013, organized by FAO of the UN; v) worked with Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), UNEP, and Wageningen University, The Netherlands; vi) worked with FAO on South-South cooperation for DTM feed technology transfer to the private sector of Bangladesh; vii) worked with FAO on recycling vegetable wastes as feed; viii) participated in the webinar on livestock manure management, February 7, 2016; ix) participated in the E-Conference on livestock feed production, availability, and strategy for further use, organized by FAO; x) participated in the Regional livestock policy forum meeting in Bangkok, Thailand 2012; xi) UNEP-GEF-ILRI Asia Project steering committee meeting in Vietnam, 2010; xii) UNEP-GEF-ILRI Asia Project steering committee meeting in Sri Lanka, 2011; xiii) UNEP-GEF-ILRI Asia Project steering committee meeting in Pakistan, 2012; xiv) visited China as one of the team members of livestock production in 2011; and xv) presented a paper at the AFACI meeting on livestock feeding and nutrition in Bejing, China 2003.
He worked on drafting/formulation of public sector policies, which includes i) Feeds & Feeding Standards for Farm Animals and Pets, Bangladesh, 2008, MoFL, the Govt. of Bangladesh, adopted by the BSTI; ii) Poultry Feed Reference Standards Bangladesh, 2002, MoFL, the Govt. of Bangladesh adopted by the BSTI and iii) Draft National Integrated Livestock Manure Management Policy and Action Plan (ILM Management Policy-2016), MoFL, the Govt. of Bangladesh.
Dr. Khan was a Project Director of i) Red Chittagong Cattle (RCC) Project (RCC Project) and ii) Strengthening of Livestock Research Program (SLRP) project during his tenure in the public sector. He provided implementation support to i) Livestock agri-business and development, ii) established a socioeconomically sustainable large-scale Corn Silage Business Model (>2500 tons/year) in the private sector in 2019; iii) established socioeconomically sustainable small-scale Corn Silage Business Model (<100 tons/year) for the smallholder farmers; iv) developed and demonstrated cattle fattening system of Bangladesh that become a socioeconomically sustainable Agro-enterprise since the 1990s; v) supported country`s attainment at the self-sufficiency in meat production, and reduced the rumen enteric methane emission of ruminant animals; and vi) established Maize stover-based TMR production in the private sector (Lalmoni Agro Ltd).
Dr. Khan has been serving as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Bangladesh Academy of Science (BAS) USDA Endowment Fund research programme since 2016; assessed >20 grant schemes/projects. He worked as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the research programme of Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF), BARC, since 2017; assessed >25 grant schemes/projects.
He is General Secretary, Bangladesh Animal Nutrition Society (BANS) since 2020; Member, Community for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture; FAO of the United Nations-since 2016; Member, Bangladesh Animal Husbandry Association- since inception; Life Member, Krishibid Institution since Graduation; Life Member, Bangladesh Association for Advance Sciences; Life member: Bangladesh Animal Nutrition Society; Vice President, World Poultry Science Association, Bangladesh Branch 2014-2015; Member, Dairy Asia, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Bangkok - since 2012.
He visited the United States, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Denmark, China, The Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Saudi Arabia.