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  • Inauguration of Bumthang BAFRA office by Sanam Lyonpo

    Marchang ceremony being done by the Executive Director of BAFRA
    Marchang ceremony being conducted by the Executive Director of BAFRA

    4 April 2014, Bumthang:. The new Dzongkhag office for the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) at Bumthang was inaugurated on 4 April, 2014 by His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests with the aim of ensuring and strengthening effective food safety and bio-security system in Bhutan.

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  • First batch of farmers trained on Turkey farming

    The trained farmers who will begin a business in turkey meat
    The trained farmers who will begin business in turkey meat

    2-3 April, Sarpang: The National Poultry Development Centre (NPDC), Sarpang in collaboration with the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector conducted a two day training on Turkey farming and its general management for the first time in the country. A total of thirty-three farmers from the four geogs of Dekiling, Gelephu, Gakidling and Shompangkha took part in the training.

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  • CoRRB Seminar on Nutrition in Schools

    3 April 2014: The Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) organised a half day seminar at the conference hall of Hotel Migmar in Thimphu. More than twenty-five participants from Education, Health, FAO, WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests attended it. The seminar covered the two scientific presentations, namely, ‘Importance of nutrition among school children through school gardening’ by Dr. Ray Yu Yang, Taiwan and Importance of wash in enhancing nutritional outcome of school’ by Professor Dr. Gueladio Cisse, Swiss TPH.
    3 April 2014: The Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) organised a half day seminar at the conference hall of Hotel Migmar in Thimphu. More than twenty-five participants from Education, Health, FAO, WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests attended it. The seminar covered the two scientific presentations, namely, ‘Importance of nutrition among school children through school gardening’ by Dr. Ray Yu Yang, Taiwan and Importance of wash in enhancing nutritional outcome of school’ by Professor Dr. Gueladio Cisse, Swiss TPH.
    Dr. Ray Yu Yang and Professor Dr. Gueladio Cisse also met with Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji on 2 April to share their research outcomes.
    Dr. Ray Yu Yang and Professor Dr. Gueladio Cisse also met with Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji on 2 April to share their research outcomes.

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  • Artificial Insemination program inaugurated in Samdrup Jongkhar

    131 March, Samdrup Jongkhar: In order to popularise superior quality genetic breeds through provision of efficient nutrition and health care management and achieve genetic potentials of the crossbred cows, an Artificial Insemination (AI) program followed by sensitisation cum training was inaugurated in Martshalla geog. The improvement of the genetic materials could mean an increase in the production by more than 1200 litres of milk in 300 days (one lactation length).

    The Geog Gup graced the program as a Chief Guest who highlighted the importance of AI and its benefits for the rural community in his speech. More than 50 farmers of Dungmanma and Gorthongma Dairy Cooperatives, which was established five years ago, attended the program.

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  • Orong farmers solve Water Shortage

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    The community and its problem:

    Orong, a community located centrally among the other villages of Orong geog under Samdrup Jongkhar District consists of 109 households. A total of 1,019 of the total population of Orong geog reside in this community. Orong community’s biggest problem was water shortage for both drinking and irrigation although there are potentials for increasing crop production. In the absence of irrigation facilities, they depended mostly on rainfall, which over the years have also become erratic making the situation worse. Water being the lifeline, Orongpas had various problems related to water. Hygiene and sufficient production of crops, particularly vegetables, was never assured and conflicts over water were common. The geog Administration had recorded as high as 10 disputes related to water in a year.

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