24 June, Wangdue: Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji handed over 26 power tillers to the Thrizins of 11 and 15 geogs of Punakha and Wangdue respectively. With this handed over, it will cover 106 geogs as of now. He also expressed his interest to provide the same to the rest 99 geogs as soon as possible .
26 June, Paro: The National Centre for Riverine & Lake Fisheries (NCR&LF), Haa under the Department of Livestock (DoL) conducted a two days training cum workshop on “Wild Fisheries Development – concept sensitisation, Field Coordination and Focal Point Roles and Responsibilities Dissemination” for participants from various stakeholder agencies, in Paro from 15 – 16June 2015. Participants included focal points from various Forest and Park offices, District Livestock sectors and Regional Livestock Development Centres, under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MoAF).
24 June, Wangdue: The 600th Community Forest (CF) in Bhutan- the Goenkha Community Forest under Phangyul Geog, Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag was handed over to the Community Forest Management Group (CFMG) by His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture & Forests yesterday. The CF has an area of 35.25 hectares (87.07 acres) with 28 households forming the CFMG.
19 June, Haa: The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Haa organised a one day Cattle Exhibition cum Mart in Uesu Geog on 19 June 2015. Dasho Dzongdag of Haa graced the occasion and also present were the officials of Haa Dzongkhag administration, local geog officials and people of Uesa geog. The Cattle exhibition has been organised annually by the Dzongkhag Livestock sector since almost all the people of Haa depend on livestock and their main source of income is generated from livestock farming. Consequently more than 100 numbers of cattle from Uesa Geog, had been seen tethered at Haa military helipad for the day cattle exhibition.
23 June, Thimphu: A new One Health program is helping improve detection and management of diseases spread from wildlife and animals to humans in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
The three-year program Integrating Education and Action for One Health, to complete in 2017, is funded by the European Union and implemented by Massey University of New Zealand. Participants from the four countries are currently in Thimphu, Bhutan, attending a 2-week long intensive workshop on Evaluation of Disease Control Policy and Economics led by Professor Roger Morris, Dr Joanna McKenzie, Dr Masako Wada and Dr Sithar Dorjee from Massey University of New Zealand.