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  • Dairy farmers attend promotional program on use of Root Crops Chopping Machine

    Untitled-110 July Bumthang: The National Research Centre for Animal Nutrition, Bumthang has conducted the promotional program on use of Root Crop Chopping Machine starting from Ura Geog in Bumthang Dzongkhag in pursuit of mechanising feed & fodder development activities in the country. The main objective of initiating such program was to create awareness on advantage of using handy machine among dairy farmers.

    The majority of farmers in Ura Geog cultivate fodder root crop especially Swede (Brassica napus) for feeding their livestock during winter season when green fodders are not available. On average, each household harvests 2 to 3 tractor loads of Swede and thus, time required on daily manual chopping is backbreaking.

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  • House Crow (Corvus splendens) Population Survey and Management


    7 July 2017, Thimphu: The Nature Conservation Division in Collaboration with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research has initiated a house crow population survey in Thimphu city area from yesterday, 6 July, for three days using transect method during early morning and evening. Through this survey, the crow population and major congregation sites in Thimphu will be mapped.

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  • “Co-operatives ensure no one is left behind”- International Day of Co-operatives celebrated in Bhutan

    Participants of the International Day of Cooperatives celebration at Mongar on July 1, 2017
    Participants of the International Day of Cooperatives celebration at Mongar on July 1, 2017

    5 July, 2017, Mongar: On 1 July 2017, the Department of Agricultural Marketing & Co-operatives, as a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), celebrated the UN-IDC, in Mongar with members from the eight different groups and co-operatives within Mongar Dzongkhag. The Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Forests also conveyed a message on this day through Kuensel, wishing all co-operative members a bright and successful future and exhorting all of them to work hard to fulfill their socio-economic aspirations.

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  • SAARC Regional Expert consultation meeting on Water-Energy-Food Nexus held

    Inaugural Address by Hon'ble Agri Secretary
    Inaugural Address by Hon’ble MoAF Secretary

    3-5 July, 2017, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in collaboration with SAARC Agriculture Centre, SAARC Energy Centre and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development organised a SAARC Regional Expert consultation meeting on Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Basis for Sustainable Agricultural Development at Ariya Hotel. The meeting was attended by officials from SAARC Member States (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), ICIMOD, IWMI, University under Himalyan University Consortium, SaciWaters, NEC, BTFEC, RSPN, MoAF, SEC and SAC.

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