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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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  • Message from Hon’ble Lyonpo on Global Tiger Day

    Lyonpo-Yeshey-Dorji1Every year 29th July is celebrated as Global Tiger Day to promote public awareness and garner support for tiger conservation works at the global and local level. The day was adopted in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia in response to the rapid decline of tiger population.

    Tigers are an integral part of religious and socio-cultural heritage in Asia besides being at the top of the ecosystem and are truly the King of Forests. In spite of being such a significant creature, tigers are now restricted to only 13 countries from its previous range of whole of Asia. Tiger population in the wild declined from more than 100,000 at the dawn of the century to less than 3900 individuals today .

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  • Workshop on Organic Farming Research and Education

    Group pictureJuly 25-26, Thimphu: A workshop on Organic Farming Research and Education was organised by National Organic Programme (NOP) at the Research and Development Centre (RDC)-Yusipang from with a resource person from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Researchers from the RDC-Yusipang, technical working group members from departments and agencies, officials from the agriculture department and NOP participated in it.

    The workshop strengthened the organic farming research system in the country. The research and development (R&) will play a key role in the organic farming sector development in the country to address various challenges confronted by this farming system. The important topics discussed were the status of organic agriculture in Bhutan, organic agriculture research and activities at RDC-Yusipang, organic sector, research and education in Germany, organic farming research at the University of Hohenheim and topics for future cooperation.

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  • Picture Story: Farm Shops at Phangyul and Nyisho Gewogs Inaugurated by Health Minister

    22 July, 2016: His Excellency Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Hon'ble Minister of Health and Representative for Athang Thedtsho Constituency, inaugurated the opening of Farm shops at Phangyul and Nyisho Gewog in Wangdue Dzongkhag on 22 July, 2016. Also present were Members of National Assembly, Wangdue Dzongrab, Dzongkhag officials and Officials from the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives and Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited.
    22 July, 2016: His Excellency Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Representative for Athang Thedtsho Constituency, inaugurated the opening of Farm shops at Phangyul and Nyisho Gewogs in Wangdue Dzongkhag on 22 July, 2016. Also present were some Members of the National Assembly, Wangdue Dzongrab, Dzongkhag Officials and Officials from the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives and the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited.

    – Submitted by Pelden Tashi, Regional Manager, FCBL Thimphu

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  • Promoting and Strengthening Savings and Credit Cooperatives in Bhutan

    Handing ofover savings pass book
    Handing over of savings pass book

    July 20, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji, handed over 600 copies of savings passbooks to RORUM Credit Cooperative, formed as an initiative of the Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAOWE) and supported by the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.. The passbooks were received by the CEO of BAOWE.

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