Awareness program on potential of Yak-based enterprise

The officials from the National Dairy Research and Development Centre (NDRDC), Yusipang and the Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Tshimasham carried out a sensitisation program for the yak herders and livestock officials of Haa and Paro from 2 to 7 February. They created awareness on different opportunities in yak farming and importance of establishing yak cooperatives with funds from the Resilient Mountain Solutions (RMS), ICIMOD.

The livestock officials who availed study visits to ANAND, Gujarat in India through RMS funds from 15-23 December 2019 shared their knowledge and experiences to take forward the existing groups and cooperatives to a federation level.

Participants were informed about the growing opportunities for yak products diversification and development of yak wool enterprise targeting global and regional markets. The team also highlighted the importance of data and adoption of scientific information in planning of development activities henceforth.

The officials from NDRDC in consultation with Dzongkhag livestock officials and the members of Haa Lanor Nyamlay Tshogdey identified areas of immediate intervention such as opening of highland sale counter at Haa Throm, yak riding and showcasing the products at Chelela and product value addition and marketing.

 

-Department of Livestock

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