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  • Improving feeding status of dairy cows in winter through crop residue enrichment

    Chopping the paddy straw
    Chopping the paddy straw

    November 24–28, Trongsa: The shortage of feed and fodder during the lean season is a major constraint in animal production in Bhutan. Over the past years, in an effort to redress this constraint, a number of practical technologies for winter feed and fodder production as well as conservation have been released for use in the extension.

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  • Field day on winter vegetable production at Dolungang

    Untitled-1November 29, Sarpang: As per the Annual Performance Agreement 2016, the Agriculture Sector in collaboration with the Horticulture Division is carrying out the winter vegetable production covering 12 geogs in Sarpang. The sector had distributed vegetable seeds to cover more than 260 acres with an expectation to produce about 1500MT of winter vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, chili, onion, beans, radish, tomato etc.

    As a follow up programme, the sector organised a field day on winter vegetable production with 26 households of vegetable growers at Dolungang, Dekidling geog. It was organised mainly to see the status and performance of vegetable production and high-density polyethylene pipe irrigation constructed last year with support from the Horticulture Division. The beneficiaries contributed labour works for 935 days to construct two reservoir water tanks and 3.5 km pipe lining.

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  • Climate-smart Agriculture reference books launched

    Hon’ble Lyonpo with the Agriculture Director General (Left) and SNV Climate-smart Project Coordinator (Right)

    November 30, Thimphu: The Climate-smart Agriculture (CSA) in Bhutan is fairly a new concept towards increasing food production and continue agriculture under climate change scenario through developing a knowledge based climate resilience farms-farmers in a gender inclusive participation.

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  • National Red List Assessment Workshop on Endemic Plants of Bhutan

    Untitled-1November 23-27, Paro: A five-day National Red List Assessment Workshop on endemic plants of Bhutan was held organised jointly by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Serbithang and IUCN and Biodiversity Network Japan.

    The workshop was aimed to review the information obtained through herbarium consultations, field surveys, endemic plant diversity database, expert consultations and literature reviews since January 2014 to November 2015, enter all the information into the IUCN global online database, the Species Information System and to develop detailed plans for publishing the National Red List of Bhutan’s Endemic Plants.

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