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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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  • Farm Shops Opened at Trashigang and Trashiyangtse

    Dasho Drangpon of Trashigang inaugurating the farm shop at Rangjung
    Dasho Drangpon of Trashigang inaugurating the farm shop at Rangjung

    9 July 2015, Trashigang & Trashiyangtse: Dasho Drangpon of Trashigang inaugurated the Farm Shop at Rangjung under Shongphu geog in Trashigang on 9 July, 2015. The other dignitaries present during the opening ceremony were the Gups of the eight gewogs, Staff from Shongphu Gewog Administration, and representatives from Dzongkhag, Regional Heads, Regional Manager, FCBL and RNR Officials of Trashigang Dzongkhag Administration.

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  • Inauguration of new farmers dairy group in Paro

    DSC017699 July, Paro: A new farmer’s dairy group called as “Damchena Phuensum Omgi Detsuen” is being inaugurated at Dopshari geog. The Chief Guest of the occasion, Dasho Dzongrab highlighted on the importance of cooperation among the group members and stressed on the need to work as a team to address community problems and conflicts. According to the Dzongkhag Livestock Officer, the 60 households of Damchena mostly depend on livestock farming as their main source of income. Therefore, the group is being formed to assist the farmers of Damchena to enhance dairy milk production and establish proper formal marketing channel for their fresh milk. The fresh milk will be sold to the customers through Youth Business Cooperative’s farm outlets in Thimphu.

    The formation of the group is being supported by National Dairy Development Centre and Regional Livestock Development Centre, Department of Livestock.

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