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  • Fodder seed production, a lucrative business for Shumar farmers

    Untitled-1Pemagatshel: Unlike other villages in the Dzongkhag, the villages of Zalashing, Gamung, Nongar, Paithung, Shali, Rimphung, Dorey, Gomchu, Shumar, Maan and Khothakpa under Shumar geog have been busy with the fodder seed production business over the years. ‘It was started way back in 1993 by few farmers and the number has increased today,’ shared Sangay Tshering who is the focal point for the feed and fodder development program.

    The business has been providing an additional income to the farmers besides agriculture crops and livestock. This year 64 households produced 4278 kgs of Ruzi, one of the sub-tropical fodders which were sold at Nu. 130/kg and fetched them Nu. 5,56,140/-. Another, 14 households produced 251 kgs of Molasses seed that fetched them Nu. 37,650/-. In total, farmers earned Nu. 593970/- in 2016 -2017. The seeds were sold to the National Centre for Animal Nutrition (NCAN), Bumthang and the office appreciating the seeds shared that the quality has improved over the years. ‘The recent visit by Dasho Dzongda who shared his wisdom to the seed producers was an inspiration for them,’ said Memey Sonam of Gamung.

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  • H.E. Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo inaugurates the CVH & SL at Deothang

    Untitled-1Samdrup Jongkhar: The City Veterinary Hospital and Satellite Laboratory (CVH & SL) at Deothang was inaugurated by His Excellency Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests on 4 March, 2017.

    The inauguration was attended by Lam Neten, Dasho Dzongdag, sector heads of Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag administration, officials and representatives of Thromde, heads of Regional Offices, Deothang Army and NGO(s), members of Deothang Milk Marketing group, businessmen and the general public of the Deothang geog.

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  • Management and Propagation of Fruits Plants Training held for Extension Staff

    DSC_1771March 2-3, Wangdue: To enhance the propagation and orchard management skills and capacity, the Integrated Horticulture Promotion Project (JICA) based at ARDC, Bajo conducted two days hand-on-training for 12 extension staff of Punakha, Wangdue, Dagana and Gasa.

    The training covered in-house lectures and field practical sessions through JICA experts and the horticulture sector.

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