• Category Archives News
  • SAP awarding ceremony for pot and herbal gardening winners held

    for web 1November 19, Thimphu: In an award ceremony, the Director General for Department of School Education, Mr. Karma Yeshey congratulated 14 Thimphu Thomde Schools for initiating the pot garden and strengthening the herbal garden concept as a part of the School Agriculture Programme (SAP).

    The Director General said that pot gardening is one of the concepts that is encouraging in schools where they do not have sufficient garden area. In such situation, students still can practice the gardening and instill the knowledge and skills of gardening that is very much part of wholesome education policy. He also acknowledged the participating schools for imparting the knowledge of herbal gardening to students that used to be the knowledge only to the National Institute of Traditional Medicine in the past. Although Bhutan was known by “Lhodzong Menzong”, many people do not know many herbal and medicinal plants that are around us.

    Continue reading  Post ID 5141

    1,172 total views, no views today


  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week

    unnamed16-22 November: 16 November 2015 marks the launch of the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week to raise awareness of best practice for using antibiotics and reduce the risks of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics and to prolong their effectiveness.

    The responsible and prudent use of antibiotics, in both people and animals, is crucial, not only in the interests of human health but also for animal health and animal welfare. To mark this special week, the OIE is making publicly available a dedicated internet portal, along with new posters and infographics, to enable national authorities, veterinarians, breeders and animal owners to take a more effective role in counteracting the major threat to public health posed by antimicrobial resistance.

    Continue reading  Post ID 5141

    971 total views, no views today


  • Pet dog show and RNR exhibition held in Wangdue

    Wangdue: To commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo, a pet dog show and RNR exhibition were held at Bajo from 9-11 November 2015. The Hon’ble Lyonpo, Tandin Wangchuk from the Ministry of Health graced the occasion as a Chief Guest.

    The dog show was witnessed by more than 600 people. Prizes were given to three categories of dogs and a consolation prize to each participant. This is the first attempt in the country to showcase different breeds of dogs. The exhibition displayed various RNR products, flowers and bamboo products along with technologies such as electric fencing system and mushroom farming. A quiz competition was also held.

    Continue reading  Post ID 5141

    999 total views, no views today


  • Dairy Groups from Mongar attend Napier Grass Silage making training

    Chopping & filling the chopped green grass in plastic bags
    Chopping & filling the chopped green grass in plastic bags

    November 2- 7, Mongar: About forty dairy farmers who are members of dairy groups from Mongar geog attended a week long training on Napier grass silage making in plastic bags at Patpari jointly organised by the National Centre for Animal Nutrition (NCAN), Bumthang with Mongar Dzongkhag and RLDC, Kanglung.

    Continue reading  Post ID 5141

    1,796 total views, no views today


  • Livestock officials discussed Gid disease

    Workshop participants
    Workshop participants

    Thimphu: Gid disease is one of the main concerns for highland farmers; the disease has been affecting the young yaks of one to three years of age resulting in a serious mortality. As the yaks are the main source of livelihoods for highland farmers, the need to review the current Gid preventive measures and discuss its strategic approach was felt necessary.

    Continue reading  Post ID 5141

    1,112 total views, no views today