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  • Cleaning campaign held at Dechenphu

    DSC05078August 9, Thimphu: More than 500 volunteers from Kawang geog, RBG, MoAF and Thimphu Thromde carried out a cleaning campaign in and around Dechenphu Monastery. The team collected around three truckloads of waste such as bottles and plastics. The campaign was a part of the monthly program of the Department of Forest and Park Services. Similar program was also held across the country including in Khasarapchu, Lampelri, Tsirang and Bumthang.

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  • Sanam Lyonpo meets extension staff and farmers in Bumthang

    Chumi7-8 August, Bumthang: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and senior officials from the Ministry met with the extension staff and people of Chhoekhor, Tang and Chumey geogs. They discussed the ongoing agricultural activities and their challenges.

    Many farmers shared the case of frequent human wildlife conflict and requested the Ministry for electric fencing. The electric fencing program was started two years back and today it has gained popularity among farmers. It helps farmers to protect their crops from wild intruders without having to guard by themselves.

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  • Sustainable Rangeland Management workshop to protect Red Pandas and Herders’ Livelihoods

    Untitled-1August 4–5, Trashigang: More than 30 participants representing the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC) Kanglung, Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, geog administration Merak and beneficiary communities from Cheabling and Shetimey under Merak geog attended the annual review and planning workshop for Sustainable Rangeland Management to protect Red Pandas and Herders’ Livelihoods.

    It was held to review the past one year progress, address issues and align plans with the geog priorities. RLDC-Kanglung organised it with fund support from the Darwin Initiative Project.

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  • Agriculture Ministry receives Farm Road construction machineries

    Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu hands over the euipment to Sanam Lyonpo
    Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu hands over the euipment to Sanam Lyonpo

    August 7, Bumthang: His Excellency, the Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu handed over a heavy fleet of earth moving machineries to the Agriculture Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji. The machineries included 30 excavators, 20 backhoes and other important equipment worth of about Nu. 445 million. This support is largest in the history of Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.

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  • DoA Director visits farmer groups in Bumthang

    A50X9890August 5, Bumthang: The Director for Department of Agriculture (DoA) accompanied by senior officials met with successful farmer groups. This was the first visit of Director after being appointed as the head for DoA.

    The team first visited Phuntsho Rabten Kewa Tshogpa. It was established in 2011 with seven members. They cultivate and process potato chips and market them in Bumthang. One of the group members said they sell around 1000 packets of chips with an approximate earning of Nu. 30,000/month.

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