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  • Hybrid Maize Production at Sarpang Higher Secondary School

    Land preparation
    Land preparation

    Sarpang: In the process of Spring Hybrid Maize Production happen to come across School Agriculture plot left fallow at Sarpang Higher Secondary School (SHSS) due to lack of plough and shortage of water for crop production. The particular land was found most appropriate for crop production under rain fed condition by using farm mechanization available on hire for the farming communities with the support from Regional Agriculture Machinery Centre (RAMC), Samteling (Bhur) under the Department of Agriculture (DoA).

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  • 2nd CF Networking Workshop held in Punakha

    19 September, Punakha: Punakha Dzongkhag has 37 approved community forest till date with an area of 3355.58 hectares managed by 1171 households. On 8 and 9 September, the Dzongkhag Forestry sector in consultation with Helvetas, organised a two day 2nd CF Networking Consultative Meeting at the Tashi Pelri Hotel in Khuruthang, Punakha.

    The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Tshering Phuntsho, National CF Network Facilitator who briefed the participants on the overall objectives of the workshop, and explained why CF networking is important.

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  • Willow Silage Making Training for Chumey Farmers

    Participants engaged in the practical session
    Participants engaged in the practical session

    September 16, 2015, Bumthang: The National Centre for Animal Nutrition (NCAN) Bumthang organised a day long training on Willow (Salix babylonica) Silage making in Bumthang Dzongkhag. A total of 30 dairy farmers from Chungphel Chewog under Chumey Geog attended training. The hands on training provided them a basic skill on making willow silage in plastic bag and operation of fodder chaff cutter machine.

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  • Hon’ble Lyonchen visits a Livestock Farm in Sarpang

    Lyonchen inspecting the piggery farm at Samtenling geog, Sarpang
    Lyonchen inspecting the piggery farm at Samtenling geog, Sarpang

    18 September, Sarpang: It was a dream for Bishnu Maya Rai and her spouse Kisherman Rai of Samteling geog, Sarpang Dzongkhag, when the Prime Minister of Bhutan visited their home on 16 September 2015. They were overwhelmed and it was all thanks to their pigs that made the visit of Lyonchen happen. The family has been venturing to create one of the biggest private piggery farms with a shed capacity of 10 breeding units and 100 fattener units.  At present their farm has 85 pigs excluding the recently farrowed sucklers from three sows.

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  • 58 CNR Diploma Graduates join the RNR family

    The CNR graduates interacting with the MoAF Lyonpo and other Senior MoAF officials
    The CNR graduates interacting with the MoAF Lyonpo and other Senior MoAF officials

    September 15, 2015, Thimphu: Upon successful completion of their diploma course from College of Natural Resources (CNR) and having made through the selection process as per the available slots in the Ministry, 58 fresh passouts joined the RNR family. Preparing them for their jobs, the Ministry conducted a day-long orientation for the graduates today at the NRDCL conference hall.

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