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  • Zhemgang farmers take part in Climate Change quiz competition

    DSC02971June 16, Zhemgang: A one day quiz competition on Climate Change (CC) was held at the Rural Training Development Centre to create awareness on CC, the impacts of which is now regarded as one of the major environmental concerns globally. Farmers from geogs like Trong, Nangkhor, Goshing, Ngangla, Shingkhar and Bardo attended the program.

     Prior to the quiz competition, farmers were highlighted on some of the basic issues that could be risky as CC impacts. They were encouraged to maintain a sustainable use of forest and water resources for healthy environment. A brief on the RNR-Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP), an EU funded four year project to enhance resilience of Bhutan’s rural households to the effects of climate change and quiz format were also shared.

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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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