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  • New Wheat Variety for Bumthang Farmers

    DSC_7461RNR-RDC Jakar has been conducting the Winter Wheat Varietal Improvement Program in collaboration with RNR-RDC Bajo (Wheat Coordinating Center) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with the aim to identify potential improved varieties in order to broaden the genetic base in the winter wheat ecosystem; and to provide variety choice to the high altitude farmers. Two lines from Nepal (NL 1064 and WK 1204) and one (Gumasokha Ka) originally from Mexico but released recently by RDC Bajo were evaluated under farmers’ management conditions.

    A field day was organized at Tang and Chumey mainly to jointly assess the performances of these new varieties, gather farmers’ feedbacks and plan future course of actions. Twenty farmers from each site participated actively during the Participatory Varietal Selection process.

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  • Climate smart pig farm in Gelephu

    The largest biogas plant installed in the country
    The largest biogas plant installed in the country

    The first ever largest biogas plant in the country with 75 production capacity installed using pig manure at the National Piggery Development Centre (NPiDC), Gelephu is functioning well. It was installed in collaboration with the Bhutan Biogas Project/SNV. The bio-gas plants installed in the various Dzongkhags does not have more than 6 production capacity.

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  • Horticulture farming to be promoted in west-central region

    Mr. Masahiro Tawa and Dasho Tenzin Dhendup exchanging the Minutes of Signing
    Mr. Masahiro Tawa and Dasho Tenzin Dhendup exchanging the Minutes of Signing

    July 14, Thimphu: A project titled, ‘Integrated Horticulture Promotion Project in the west central region (IHPP)’ to promote horticulture farming will be in place soon with a technical assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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  • Dog population management project to be continued

    The Hon'ble Lyonpo with HSI team at the launching
    The Hon’ble Lyonpo with HSI team at the launching

    July 10, Thimphu: The Livestock Department will continue the dog population management activities for next three years with a fund support of Nu 10.23M. For this, the third phase of the dog population management and rabies control project was launched by the Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji and Dr. Andrew Rowan, the CEO for Humane Society International (HSI) at Terma Linca Resort.

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