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  • AM with PM: National Organic Flagship Programme

    11 February, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Prime Minister along with representatives from GNHC met with the staff of the National Organic Flagship Programme and other organic implementing stakeholders under the Ministry led by the Director of the Department of Agriculture.

    The Program Manager updated the progress of flagship programme and tabled various related issues. Some highlights included “18MT of green beans produced and marketed, 10MT of green beans sold as seeds, 15MT of buckwheat harvested from Marthala in Samdrup Jongkhar and Drakteng in Trongsa and formalisation of organic certification protocol.

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  • Refresher course on Artificial Insemination and Reproductive Biotechnology

    10-23 February, Sarpang: Twenty one livestock extension staffs from Sarpang and Dagana are attending a refresher course on Artificial Insemination (AI) and reproductive biotechnology. The course is aimed to train all field staff on AI techniques and update knowledge and skills on latest reproductive biotechnologies like estrus synchronisation, electronic endoscopic AI technique, sex-sorted semen technology, embryo transfer technology. The course is expected to have all staff trained on AI techniques and enhance cattle breeding program through AI intensification activity in east-central region.

    The course is being conducted at Samtenling gewog RNR Centre in Sarpang through RLDC approved RDCCRP and Dzongkhag Sectoral funds. It is jointly organised by RLDC-Zhemgang and Sarpang Dzongkhag Livestock Sector with resource persons from National Dairy Research & Development Centre, Yusipang.

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  • Tsirang inaugurates a model poultry layer farm

    A model poultry layer farm with a capacity of 500 birds was inaugurated at Pelrithang of Gosarling gewog on 7 February. It was attended by the Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Director General of Department of Livestock, Chairman and officials of Miyagi Farm Co, Japan along with senior officials and farmers from Tsirang.

    The farm was funded by JICA with technical input from Miyagi Farm Co to transfer effective organism (EM) technology based farming knowledge to poultry farmers of Bhutan. This transfer of knowledge is expected reduce cost of production, increase farm efficiency, increase use of local resources and develop egg brands for international market.

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  • Ambassador In charge of the Climate Change Negotiations calls on Sanam Lyonpo

    29 January, Thimphu: Her Excellency Ms. Brigitte Collins, the Ambassador In charge of the Climate Change Negotiations, Renewable Energy and Prevention of Climate Risk to Bhutan called on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    Extending a warm welcome to Her Excellency, Lyonpo thanked the EU Commission and member countries for their commitment to the climate change needs of the least developed countries.

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