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  • Awareness campaign held for Foot and Mouth Disease

    1July 16, Paro: Following the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Paro, the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo accompanied by the Director General for BAFRA and experts from the Department of Livestock and BAFRA met with the people in the FMD outbreak areas to assess the situation and create public awareness to control the outbreak. The officials also discussed on the issues to come up with a solution to rapidly contain FMD outbreak in Paro.

    FMD is an endemic in Bhutan and has been reported in all Dzongkhags except n Tsirang. On an average, Bhutan experiences around 14-15 FMD outbreaks in a year.

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  • Youth Engagement in Agriculture Programme successfully concludes

    Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo with the happy students
    Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo with the happy students

    14 July, Thimphu: 145 students out of the 156 registered students from nine Thimthrom schools have successfully completed eight days of summer vacation in a meaningful engagement programme offered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

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  • Kyrgyz Republic Delegation on 3-Day Visit to Bhutan meets with MoAF Officials

    14 July 2017, Thimphu: The Krgyz Delegation Members led by Her Excellency Ms. Samargul Adamkulova, Ambassador of Kyrgyz to the Republic of India; Mr. Keshav Verma, Senior Advisor to the Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection program (GSLEP); and Dr. Koustubh Sharma, International Coordinator, (GSLEP) Program are on an official three day visit to Bhutan.

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    12 July 2017: The Ambassador designate of the Kingdom of Spain to Bhutan,His Excellency Jose Ramon Baranano Fernandez met with the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji today afternoon. The two Excellencies discussed issues ranging from Water Management, Agriculture, Livestock, climate change to training our agriculture Bhutanese youth in Agro-forests. Amongst many areas of discussion, water management and agriculture was discussed as two significant potential areas of collaboration between the relevant agencies in Spain and MoAF
    12 July 2017: The Ambassador designate of the Kingdom of Spain to Bhutan, His Excellency Jose Ramon Baranano Fernandez met with the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji today afternoon. The two Excellencies discussed issues ranging from Water Management, Agriculture, Livestock, climate change to training our agriculture Bhutanese youth in Agro-forests. Amongst many areas of discussion, water management and agriculture was discussed as two significant potential areas of collaboration between the relevant agencies in Spain and MoAF.

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  • Dairy farmers attend promotional program on use of Root Crops Chopping Machine

    Untitled-110 July Bumthang: The National Research Centre for Animal Nutrition, Bumthang has conducted the promotional program on use of Root Crop Chopping Machine starting from Ura Geog in Bumthang Dzongkhag in pursuit of mechanising feed & fodder development activities in the country. The main objective of initiating such program was to create awareness on advantage of using handy machine among dairy farmers.

    The majority of farmers in Ura Geog cultivate fodder root crop especially Swede (Brassica napus) for feeding their livestock during winter season when green fodders are not available. On average, each household harvests 2 to 3 tractor loads of Swede and thus, time required on daily manual chopping is backbreaking.

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