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  • Electric Fencing inaugurated in Gakidling geog

    Honourble Chief Guest inaugurating the Electric Fence
    Honourble Chief Guest inaugurating the Electric Fence

    17 August 2015, Sarpang: The farmers of Gakidling community led by the GT members and the geog staffs under Gakidling geog inaugurated the completion of 4 km Electric Fencing by the Honourable chief guest, Dasho Dzongda accompanied by the Dasho Dzongrab Gom and RNR sector heads from dzongkhag administration.

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  • A Technical Guide for Citrus Nursery Management

    20 August, Thimphu: The National Citrus Program, Department of Agriculture, is pleased to bring out the first edition of the publication titled “Citrus Nursery Management – A Technical Guide.” The manual was put together in collaboration with Research & Development Centre (RDC-Bajo) with inputs from several associated agencies. Kinley Dorji (Sr Research Officer, RDC-Bajo) and Lakey (Dy. Chief Horticulture Officer who is also the Coordinator for National Citrus Program) co-authored the book. The Department hopes to make available the publication in print copies soon with financial assistance from the ACIAR Project. A second and revised edition is expected in the coming year.

    Citrus is a very important export commodity for Bhutan, but fruit production has declined due to poor orchard management and the impact of significant pests and diseases. Major diseases of citrus include

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  • Inclusive green farming at National Jersey Breeding Centre

    Bio-slurry produced through digester
    Bio-slurry produced through digester

    Samtse: The National Jersey Breeding Centre (NJBC) in collaboration with the Bhutan Bio-gas Project installed a 75 cum bio-gas digester, one of its first kinds in the country. This is in keeping with the core values of the Gross National Happiness on ‘Self Reliance and Inclusive Green Socio-Economic Development’.

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  • Barging Bear rescued from Haa

    Safe and Sound, An old and aged rescued Himalayan Black Bear
    Safe and Sound, An old and aged rescued Himalayan Black Bear

    August 18, 2015, Thimphu: Officials from Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Center at Taba rescued a male Himalayan Black Bear, weighing 116 kgs, earlier this month. The animal was brought to the rehabilitation facility after rescuing from Dorithasa under Dekiling geog in Haa Dzongkhag.

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  • First Annual Mushroom Festival in Geney geog

    Chief Guest inspecting the displayed mushrooms
    Chief Guest inspecting the displayed mushrooms

    August 15-16, Thimphu: The community of Geney geog organised the first annual mushroom festival at Chizhi Goenpa in collaboration with the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) and the Tourism Council of Bhutan. The festival showcased the different mushrooms for sale, food stalls and cultural programs by community and schools. The event was aimed to help preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the community.

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