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  • Regional Agriculture Research and Development Planning Workshop held

    1February 10-11, Mongar: Two days regional agriculture research and development planning workshop, towards streamlining coordination of agriculture development programs in eastern region was organised by Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC)-Wengkhar in Saling geog, Lingmethang.

    The workshop reviewed for 11th Five Year Plan and came-up with collaborative work plan for 2018-2019 associated with all agencies for agriculture development in the region.

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  • Project Steering Committee meeting for the EU Technical Cooperation Project held

    1February 7, Thimphu: The Project Steering Committee meeting for the EU Technical Cooperation Project in Support of RNR Sector was held at the conference hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). The meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Secretary, MoAF and attended by the Project Steering Committee members comprising of the members of the RNR Gross National Happiness (GNH) Committee of the MoAF and one member each from Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The EU Delegation attended the meeting as a observer.


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  • National Veterinary Hospital inaugurated

    27540958_1553562354691787_1464834402665334298_nThimphu: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the inauguration ceremony of the National Veterinary Hospital on February 5. The hospital located in Motithang will provide better facilities and services to the animal and meet the increasing demand for modern animal care and treatment.

    “The old national animal hospital located in Chubachu and its amenities was not able to keep abreast with the increasing demand for modern animal care and treatment requirements of our pets and other domestic animals within Thimphu Thromde and referral cases from other Dzongkhags”, said the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo at the inauguration.

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  • Livestock field officials of West-central region trained

    Training 122-28 January, Punakha: The Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Wangdue conducted a training themed “ Gearing towards 12th FYP and Standardizing Animal Health Service Delivery” for about 45 field staff under Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. The training was conducted for a week at Khuruthang.

    The objectives of the training were to prepare the participants for the launch of 12th Five Year Plan, familiarise them on various Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for animal health care, disease prevention and control and prevention guidelines and other policy documents that were recently introduced.

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  • Zhemgang promotes production of winter vegetables

    Farmers interacting during the field day in Goshing
    Farmers interacting during the field day in Goshing

    Zhemgang: The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector initiated the production of winter vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, radish and cauliflower in its potential gewogs to supplement the nutritional value and household income. In 2017, the Dzongkhag and gewog administrations focused the production in Goshing and Ngangla gewogs. In Ngangla, the production was taken up by farmers group of Kagtong village while in Goshing, the production was initiated by the newly formed group of every chiwog.

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