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  • Turkey Farming: Another Livestock Venture and Intervention in the Offing

    The new turkey farmers
    The new turkey farmers

    27 March, Sarpang: To enhance livelihood options of farmers, different interventions have been felt necessary to provide them opportunities for “diversity” and a “coping strategy”. Considering this, the Department of Livestock (DoL), has initiated “Turkey Farming” on a pilot basis. With the success in hatching Turkey eggs and its rearing protocols, the Department is now set to up-scale such interventions at the farm level.

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  • WCD Tender deadline Postponed

    The Wildlife Conservation Division would like to inform that the deadline for the Supply and Installation of Laboratory Equipments and Consumables has been further postponed till 4 April 2014.


    For further queries please contact 324131 (Chief forestry Officer, WCD)or (Kinley Rabgay, WCD, Project Focal) during office hours.

    Inconvenience caused is regretted.

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  • Biogas Plant Training course for Masons and Supervisors

    Dasho Dzongdag awarding the certificates
    Dasho Dzongdag awarding the certificates

    15-26 March, Samdinkgha, Punakha: A two week long training from 15-26 March for masons and supervisors to construct biogas plants was organised in Samdingkha Geog by the Biogas Project in collaboration with Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Punakha Dzongkhag. Twenty masons and 12 supervisors were trained on the construction and installation of biogas plants. The masons were farmers from 11 Geogs who have basic skills in construction. The supervisors were livestock extension officers from 11 RNR Centres. During the training, six biogas plants were constructed in Samdingkha Gewog. The training provided the participants with knowledge and skills on constructing  and installing biogas plants. They will now be able to assist interested farmers who wish to construct biogas plants in the rural households in 11 Geogs.

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  • Officials Trained to Tackle Bird Flu Outbreaks

    The training at the Centennial Hotel in Phuentsholing.
    Disinfection being demonstrated to the participants- click to enlarge

    21-28 March, Phuentsholing: Around seventy-eight participants including officials from Livestock, Health, Disaster Management, BAFRA and the Royal Bhutan Police completed an eight day training which helped them to understand and experience the Bird Flu control and response activities. The training was conducted at the Centennial Hotel in Phuentsholing.

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  • VeGoT Project, Chukha: Improving the Nutritional Status for school children

    29 March 2014, Dharla, Chukha: Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests interacted with the Training of Trainers (ToT) participants of Vegetable Go To School (VeGoTs) Project conducted at RNR RDC Dharla Chukha on 29 March 2014. The ToT workshop and project orientation for 19 school teachers from western and southern Dzongkhags who were identified as the pilot schools for VeGoTs programme implemented by the School Agriculture Programme (SAP). The 3 year project is funded by the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre (AVRDC) through SDC funding. The project is multidisciplinary in nature, a joint collaboration of three Ministries- Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Health (MoH) and Education (MoE), more specifically, the Department of School Education, the Royal Institute of Health Sciences, and the Department of Agriculture led by CoRRB, MoAF.

    The 19 teachers from pilot western and southern Dzongkhag schools with Hon'ble MoAF Lyonpo and officials of the three involved Ministries. (Please click to enlarge)
    The 19 teachers from pilot western and southern Dzongkhag schools with Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo and officials of the three involved Ministries. (Please click to enlarge)
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