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  • In-service Training on Animal Health Management for east central Region

    The participants included geog field staffs, laboratory technicians, farm staffs and Veterinary Officer of the East Central Region.

    14 June, 2016: The Regional Livestock Development Centre, Zhemgang organised a five day refresher training on Animal Health management and Welfare services from 5 to 10 June at RNR-RDC, Bumthang with the theme ‘‘Approach to Delivery of Excellent Veterinary Services.’’

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  • Milk Processing Unit, Gaining Momentum

    Milk-Processing-UnitJune 8, Pemagatshel: Gypsum Gonor Chirphuen Detshen, a farmers dairy group has become the seventh Milk Processing Unit (MPU) in the Dzongkhag wherein 70 farmers collect fresh milk and process them into butter and cheese using modern equipment.

    The milk collections are done every day from three villages of Yalang, Denchi and Khothakpa.  The group also owns a sales counter in the Gypsum town to sell the processed products at a reasonable price.

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  • Training on Scientific Pig Production and Management

    DSC00524The Regional Livestock Development Centre, Zhemgang organised six days Hands on Training on Scientific Pig Production & Management Training, from 1 June to 6 June,2016 at NPiDC, Gelephu to the semi-commercial and commercial pig farmers of the east and central region. The training was deemed urgent as these entrepreneurs lacked practical knowledge of both the behaviour of the pig and its nutritional, climatic, housing, health, social and sexual requirements together with a range of husbandry and management skills. These are highly skilful tasks and the youths who have taken up pig farming are required to be highly competent in many of these tasks.

    With technical and logistical support from NPiDC, Gelephu, the training focused on practical aspects of pig farm management where the participants rigorously worked in the farm. Certificates were also awarded to them at the end of the program.

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  • Environmental & Social Management Framework for Hydro-met & Disaster Improvement Regional Project

    The Department of Agriculture, as one of the implementing partners of the World Bank funded Hydro-met and Disaster Improvement Regional Project is pleased to declare the Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF) as per the requirement of the donor. It is jointly prepared by the Department of Disaster Management, MoHCA, Department of Hydro-met Services, MoEA and Department of Agriculture, MoAF with the guidance from the World Bank.

    The Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) describes the principles and procedures for addressing environmental and social impacts associated with the project in accordance with the Royal Government of Bhutan’s (RGOB) laws and regulations and World Bank’s safeguards policies.

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