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  • Regional Workshop on Tracking options for Sustainable Management and trade of Yartsa Guenbub in Kailash Landscape

    Hon'ble Moaf Lyonpo with the Regional Workshop Participants
    Hon’ble Moaf Lyonpo with the Regional Workshop Participants

    8-13 August 2015, Paro: His Excellency Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo graced the opening of the Regional Workshop on Tracking options for Sustainable Management and trade of Yartsa Guenbub in Kailash Landscape. The 18 participants from India, Nepal, China and Bhutan will share knowledge and the best practices in Cordyceps management and trade in order for the Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL) member countries to develop and refine their management plans building based on its sustainability. This regional workshop is jointly organised by the Department of Forests and Park services (DoFPS) and the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

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  • Annual meeting of AMC concludes

    20150729_153711_5_bestshotThe four day annual meeting of Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC), Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests was held from 27-30 July 2015 at Khangma, Trashigang. The meeting was organized to review the progress for the fiscal year 2014-2015 and discuss the work plan for the planned period of 2015-2016.

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  • Turkey Farming in Tsirang Dzongkhag

    Untitled31 July 2015, Tsirang: Under the directives of Department of Livestock, the National Poultry Development Centre in close collaboration with Tsirang Dzongkhag has launched turkey farming (backyard level) activity in the Dzongkhag on 31 July, 2015. Before launching turkey farming activities in the Dzongkhag, the farmers were trained on basic skills in general management of turkey birds (feeding, health care and management of the day to day farm operation).

    Of the total 64 farmers that took part in training program, 48 farmers turned out to pursue turkey farming and accordingly the farmers were provided with support packages for construction of shed (CGI sheet, cement and feeder and drinkers) for five number of birds/farm. The farmers were then supplied with two male and three female turkey poults, through which the farmers are expected to breed naturally in their farms like the native bird once it starts laying. The main objective of launching turkey farming activities is to provide the farmers an alternative source of income generation and also as source of family nutrition; further to provide self employment and to uplift rural livelihood.

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  • Illegal NWFP traders busted by JKSNR in Haa

    Seized Putishing (Neopicrorizha kurroa) from the illegal tarders
    Seized Putishing (Neopicrorizha kurroa) from the illegal tarders

    August 3, 2015, Thimphu: In one of the biggest busts related to illegal trade of Non-Wood Forest Products (NTFPs), Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve (earlier called Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve), on 22 July 2015, seized 84 kgs Juru Kewa (Panax pseudogensing) and 116 kgs Putishing (Neopicrorhiza kurroa)  at Chuphaka above Damthang Helipad in Haa.

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