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  • Cleaning campaign along the Snowmen Trek Route

    1Bumthang: As a part of the monthly cleaning campaign, the Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP) conducted the cleaning program along the famous snowman trek route (Gomthang & Tsampa route) from 8-11 February. The park management considers waste management as one of the important activities in its management regime particularly for mitigating anthropogenic threat to the wildlife and its habitat.

    More than half a tonnes of wastes were collected by the park staffs who were gathered for annual uniform discipline and drill training (ToT).

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  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Integrated Yak Breeding Farm

    WeChat Image_20180214133017February 9, Haa: The Department of Livestock conducted the salang tendrel ceremony for the construction of Integrated Yak Breeding Farm in Chonaphu. The occasion was graced by Dasho Drangpon, Haa among other senior officials.

    The farm is expected to be completed by mid of the 2018. Once in place, it will contribute to yak breeding and conservation, promote yak based cottage enterprise, support restoration and sustainable utilisation of rangeland and build capacity of extension staff and communities for sustainable rangeland resources.

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  • Workshop on Meat Safety and Animal Bio-security

    ParticipantsFebruary 8-9, Phuentsholing: About fifty-six BAFRA officials from 20 Dzongkhags attended the workshop on Meat Safety and Animal Bio-security in Phuentsholing. The workshop imparted hands on training to the livestock inspectors on meat quality and safety through ante-mortem and post mortem examination. They also discussed the draft Standards and Guidelines for Safe Retailing of Meat and Meat products in Bhutan and roll out the bio-security and meat inspection checklist to the field office for implementation.

    With an advancement in science (biotechnology) and globalisation of trade and climate change, BAFRA staff in the field are confronted with new challenges to deal with constant threat of transboundary movement of livestock and their products and its associated bio-security risk (brucella, leptospira, bovine TB etc.).

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  • First Technical Coordination meeting for Department of Agriculture underway

    1February 12-14, Mongar: After the dissolution of CoRRB and being felt the need, Agriculture Research & Extension Division under the Department of Agriculture has instituted the Technical Coordination Meeting for effective and efficient development in Agriculture Research. The First Technical Coordination Meeting is being held at ARDSC Lingmethang chaired by the Hon’ble Director, DoA and the participants include Specialists, Chiefs, Program Directors and all other eminent researchers within the Department.

    The three days Technical Coordination Meeting would be discussing on all major issues and challenges faced by the research system and hence come up with way forward to streamline the research system.

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