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  • NCAN supplies fodder chuff cutters to Dairy Farmers

     Receiving new stock of fodder chaff cutter machines
    Receiving new stock of fodder chaff cutter machines

    5th November, Bumthang: As an effort towards efficient fodder resources utilisation to sustain dairy farming in the country, the National Center for Animal Nutrition (NCAN), Bumthang under Department of Livestock (DoL) has supplied 61 fodder chuff cutter machines to potential dairy farmers of seven Dzongkhags of Bumthang, Chukkha, Dagana, Paro, Samtse, Sarpang and Trashiyangtse.

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  • Reviving Sheep Farming in Bhutan

    Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo and dignitaries with the lambs at Dechenpelrithang
    Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and dignitaries with the lambs at Dechenpelrithang

    29 October, 2015, Dechenpelrithang: Sheep was once a reliable source of income and livelihood especially among transhumant (seasonal movement of people with their livestock between fixed summer and winter pastures) herders of highland regions. Although, reared both for wool and meat; in the earlier days, majority of herders reared it for production of wool. Realizing the importance of sheep for highlanders, systematic breeding intervention in sheep was initiated with establishment of first sheep breeding farm in Merak with winter grazing ground in Khaling. The breeding trial on sheep began with the import of 100 Rampur Burshire Sheep from Himachal Pradesh in India in 1965.

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  • UNDP’s Director of Sustainable Development makes courtesy call on Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo

    The delegation accompanied by UN Resident Representative with Hon'ble Lyonpo
    The delegation accompanied by UN Resident Representative with Hon’ble Lyonpo

    29 October 2015, Thimphu: A two-member delegation from the United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development made a courtesy call on Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests yesterday afternoon.

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  • Consultative Meetings on Agricultural Marketing Policy

    October 16-19, 2015: The Department of Agricultural Marketing Cooperatives(DAMC) in collaboration with ICIMOD, Nepal hosted consultative meetings on Agricultural Marketing Policy for South-South Central and West-West Central Regions at Gelephu on 16 October and at Thimphu on 19 October.  The meetings were held to discuss, views, comments and recommendations on the Draft AMP earlier developed by DAMC.

    The representative officials and participants from DAMC, ICIMOD, Nepal, Dzongkhags/Geogs, Local Government, Custom, Trade, FCBL, Woman Groups and Private Enterpreneurs attended the sessions. The meetings are being assisted and funded by ICIMO, Nepal. The next consultative meeting for the Eastern Region is scheduled to be held on 18.11.2015.

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  • International Snow Leopard Day celebrated

    IMG_4901-editThe Wildlife Conservation Division in collaboration with Paro Territorial Forest Division jointly organised the Second International Snow Leopard Day at Drugyel Lower Secondary School, Paro on 23rd October 2015. The Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum in 2013 at Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic adopted 23rd October as International Snow Leopard Day. This year is also accepted as the ‘International Year of the Snow leopards’. The theme for his year’s celebration is “Taking Stock of the Elusive Snow Leopard for a Healthy Alpine Ecosystem”.

    The theme is linked to the ongoing National Snow Leopard Survey aimed to estimate the population of the species in the country and further to develop a long term landscape conservation management plan for Bhutan’s snow leopards and their prey base.

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