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  • Second Annual Mushroom Festival

    A50X0191August 15-16, Thimphu: The second annual Mushroom Festival was held in Geney geog celebrating the Royal Birth of HRH The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyal Wangchuk. It also celebrated the 30 years of diplomatic relationship between JICA and Bhutan whereby the community and students showcased different mushrooms for sale, food stalls and cultural programs. The event was further aimed to help preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the community.

    The festival celebrated the importance of mushroom and in particular matsutake mushroom which played a huge role in the socio-economic development of the geog. Mushroom is the major source of cash income for the Geney farmers. Last year alone, matsutake sale bagged around 87million Ngultrum.

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  • Research Coordination and Planning Workshop underway

    Participants1August 17-19, Haa: The first consultative workshop on Research and Extension coordination and planning is underway at the National Research Center for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NRCRLF).

    About 30 participants including researchers and technical experts from the Research and Extension Division (RED), Livestock Commodity Centres and Central Farms, NCAH, NRCDAN and RLDCs under Department of Livestock are attending the workshop.

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  • Hon’ble Lyonchhoen and Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo visits Genekha geog

    August 4, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay and Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji visited Geneykha Geog in Thimphu.

    During interaction, Lyonchhoen urged the farmers not to sell their land. He also shared them the allocated budget for geog, importance of health and hygiene, education and agriculture for their better livelihood.
    During interaction, Lyonchhoen urged the farmers not to sell their land. He also shared with them about the allocated budget for Geog, importance of health and hygiene, education and agriculture for their better livelihood.

    Lyonpo discussed with farmers on the preparation of the upcoming Matsutake Festival which is scheduled to be held on 15 and 16 August. The festival is aimed to preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the Genekha community.
    Lyonpo discussed with farmers on the preparation of the upcoming Matsutake Festival which is scheduled to be held on 15 and 16 August 2016. The festival is aimed to preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the Genekha community.

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  • Picture story

    Call on by Delegation from the DT Families Foundation in relation to Bhutan For Life initiative.

    Bhutan Live greenDirctor, DoFPS explaning the Protected area

    -Submitted by Tashi Yangzom, ICS

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  • Poultry farming initiated in Lunana

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    The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Gasa in collaboration with the Regional Livestock Development Centre-Wangdue supplied 386 no. poultry birds to Lunana farmers on July 31. 2016  Of the total numbers, 200 were improved birds bought from the Regional Poultry Breeding Centre, Paro while 186 birds were native birds from Tsirang.

    Though Lunana is predominantly a high altitude farming zone, certain breeds of poultry birds thrives and performs better than the rest as per the farmers. Native poultry birds are predominant in the area. With the supply of both native and improved birds, the Dzongkhag intends to compare their performances and make appropriate decisions for promotion of poultry farming in places like Lunana in the future.

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