May 28, Pemagatshel: Thirty dairy farmers of Bartseri Gonor Chirphuen Detshen in Shumar participated in a community fodder plantation program. It was focused on a pilot basis to encourage farmers group to own their fodder bank and earn additional income from sale of fodder stems and slips.
The livestock sector representatives stated to the farmers that fodder plays a crucial role for the success of dairy farming. However, in Bhutan people are very ambitious and farmers try to compromise with smaller pasture land holding and try to rear more cattle. Smaller land holding has been a concern for fodder development in which Tumbukiza technology derived from Kenya, Africa mainly by limited landholding farmer could be one of the options to address it.
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