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  • Training on ‘Staggered Vegetable Production’ for GAEOs of six eastern Dzongkhags started

    GAEOs from six eastern Dzongkhags
    GAEOs from six eastern Dzongkhags

    May 8-9, Mongar: Following the development of a manual on the ‘Staggered Vegetable Production’ by Horticulture Sector of the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC), Wengkhar under the CARLEP’s funding, a two day training for the 30 selected Geog Agriculture Extension Officers (GAEOs) of the six eastern Dzongkhags has started.

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  • Third GF-TADs meeting for SAARC member countries held

    Participants from SAARC member countries.
    Participants from SAARC member countries.

    May 8, Thimphu: The Global Framework for Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)that combines the strengths of these two international organisations to achieve agreed common objectives.

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  • Picture story

    Handed over the solar power
    May 7, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji handed over 42 sets of solar powers to 42 highlanders from chiwogs of Wangdo, Dungdho and Getela under Dagala geog. The solar powers were funded by RGoB. Each set is estimated to cost Nu. 2100/-.

     

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  • Dagala Farmshop in the Thimphu Region opened

    Hon'ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji inaugurating the Dagala Farmshop today
    Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji inaugurating the Dagala Farmshop today

    7 May 2017, Dagala: The 18th Farm Shop of the Thimphu region was opened today by the Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji today. Also present at the opening were the Director General of the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives; Dasho Dzongdag of the Thimphu Dzongkhag Administration; and MoAF, Dzongkhag, Gewog and FCBL officials.

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  • Pasture Renovation Program in Haa and Paro dzongkhags begins

    Members of the Dairy Farmers’ Groups
    Members of the Dairy Farmers’ Groups

    8 May, Paro: The major renovation of degraded pastures are underway in Haa and Paro Dzongkhags as an effort towards promoting sustainable utilisation of existing pasture. The main objective of initiating the renovation program is to boost fodder production and attain fodder security to sustain dairy farming in the country. Forty-six members of dairy farmers’ groups from these two Dzongkhags are involved in renovating their degraded pasture. In total, about 20 acres of degraded pastureland will be renovated.

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