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  • Green Bhutan initiative and biking trail inaugurated in Thimphu

    HE Ambassador Joao Cravinho and Hon'ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji inaugurating the Green Bhutan initiative
    HE Ambassador Joao Cravinho and Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji inaugurating the Green Bhutan initiative

    May 20, Thimphu: Towards effective and market driven plantations, landscaping and other diversified products, His Excellency, Joao Cravinho, EU Ambassador to India and Bhutan, and the Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Yeshey Dorji inaugurated the Green Bhutan initiative at Serbithang. Their Excellencies also inaugurated the new biking trail in Kuenselphodrang.

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  • Layaps take up fodder production to address feed shortages

    UntitledTrashigang: Yak rearing is one of the main farming activities in Laya geog besides cordyceps collection and has the highest yak population in Gasa.

    To feed yaks, Layaps has been using open grazing rangeland (Tsamdro) registered in their respective name. Although the rangelands are main summer grazing area for yaks, acute fodder shortages is seen in winter. This problem leads to low milk production and higher rate of yak calf mortality causing economic loss to yak herders.

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  • Matsutake buyers and sellers meets in Haa

    UntitledMay 19, Haa: The Matsutake mushroom collectors from Eusu, Bji and Katsho geogs and officials from the Matsutake exporting firms (Tashi Commercial Corporation and Ugyen Exporters), National Mushroom Centre (NMC) and Dzongkhag agriculture officials met in a meeting organised by the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC).

    The meeting was organised considering the potential of mushroom collection in Haa but due to lack of market, the mushroom collectors have not shown keen interest in this venture till date.

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