EFFECT OF SOYBEAN UNAVAILABILITY SITUATTIONS AND COVID-19 ON THE POULTRY INDUSTRY OF PAKISTAN: A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS PROBLEMS FACED AND ITS SOLUTION FOR SUSTAINABLE ANIMAL PRODUCTION
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has had a profound impact on various production sectors worldwide, including agriculture. Poultry production, a critical component of the global food supply chain, is also not spared from the effects of pandemic. Soybean, a versatile and widely consumed crop, plays a crucial role in global food security and is a key player of feed and food industries, however, in recent years, soybean unavailability has become a growing concern. This review article aims to examine the reasons behind the limited availability of soybean and its effects on different stakeholders, including farmers, consumers, and industries. Through a comprehensive analysis of the factors contributing to soybean unavailability and the consequences of COVID-19 and soybean shortage on poultry production, this article provides insights into the implications for agricultural systems, exploring potential genes, sustainable marketing, and sustainable development of poultry products. Additionally, it provides insights into the future adaptation strategies implemented by farmers and stakeholders to mitigate such negative impacts to ensure sustainable production.
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