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  • Reviving the traditional use of sheep wool and fibre

    Yak fibre and sheep wool were used by the highlanders for over a thousand years to make clothes, tents, ropes and blankets. Currently, with availability of different wool and yak fibre materials in the markets, the cultural and traditional use of wool, fibre, knowledge and art of traditional wool processing is diminishing in the country.

    Thus, a three days advocacy and hands-on training on sheep wool and yak fibre processing was organised for the highland livestock staffs at the National Sheep Breeding Centre (NSBC), Dechenpelrithang, Bumthang. It was aimed to revive and promote the traditional wool and fibre use; impart local skills and knowledge on traditional sheep wool and yak fibre processing, expose to different improve wool processing equipment and start annual sheep wool and yak fibre collection and recording. The event was attended by livestock staffs from Paro, Haa, Trashigang, Bumthang, Gasa, Thimphu and Wangdue and National Highland Research and Development Centre (NHRDC).

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  • Awareness Training On BhutanGAP Standard and Certification Process Requirements

    Resource Persons and Participants of the Training Program

    2 – 6 March 2020, Phuentsholing: A five-day Awareness Training on BhutanGAP Standard and Certification Process Requirements is being organized by Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, with funding support from the EU-RDCCRP allocated for BhutanGAP Accreditation.

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  • Harnessing benefits of transboundary cooperation for Yak conservation and development

    28 February 2020: The Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Royal Government of Bhutan handed over to Government of Sikkim (India) one young yak breeding bull and two young yak breeding bulls to Government of Nepal within the purview of Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Strategy and Regional Cooperation Framework and National Highland Development Program (NHDP), Bhutan on 28th February, 2020 at Paro, Bhutan.

    The Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) coordinated by International Central for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) provides excellent platform for KLCDI member countries (Bhutan, India and Nepal) to cooperate and implement systematic yak breeding bull exchange programme to address the emerging issue of inbreeding and reduced productivity in yak.

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  • Shortlisted Candidates for Farm Machinery Operators

    ARDC, Samtenling has shortlisted the following applicants for the post of farm machinery operators under ESP category advertised vide No. ARDC-SAM/ADM-4/2019-2020/954, dated 26/12/2019 and re-announcement vide No: ARDC-SAM/ADM-4/2019-2020/981, dated 13/1/2020 and ARDC-SAM/ADM-4/2019-2020/1052 dated 7/2/2020  as mentioned below:

    Sl.noNameCID NoPost Applied forPlace Applied
    1Budhi Man Monger21301000119Power tiller OperatorARDC Samtenling
    2Jamyang Yeshi11704002794Tractor OperatorARDC Samtenling
    3Jigme Wangchuk10905000667Power tiller OperatorARDSC Pangbang
    4Madhap Dulal11301001412Tractor operatorARDC Samtenling
    5Ngawang Namgyel12007001949Power tiller OperatorARDSC Tingtibi
    6Sangay Wangchuk11108001600Tractor OperatorARDSC Pangbang
    7Santa Ram Ghalley11301002677Power tiller OperatorARDC Samtenling
    8Shambhu Kharka11308002991Power tiller OperatorARDC Samtenling

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