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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo completes visiting all geogs in Dagana

    Around 200 farmers came for the meeting at Drujeygang on October 14
    Around 200 farmers came for the meeting at Drujeygang on October 14

    14-15 October- Dagana: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry visited Drujeygang, Largyab and Tshangkha geogs in Dagana dzongkhag to understand the ground realties and discuss geog issues and accordingly their solutions.

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  • World Food Day celebrated in Tsirang

    The Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo inaugurates the Exhibition during WFD
    The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo inaugurates the Exhibition during WFD

    Tsirang: With a theme, ‘Change the future of migration: Invest in food security and rural development,’ the World Food Day (WFD) was celebrated in Damphu Central School (DCS) on October 16. It is observed every year across the world to mark the foundation day of FAO which works against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

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  • White Commercial Pig Breeds in Villages in Tsirang and Sarpang

    White pig breed18 October, 2017: Interested pig farmers will soon have better choice of pig breeds. The commercial white pig breeds produced more than 800 progenies at Yusipang piggery farm following their import by the Department of Livestock in July 2016.As per the department’s mandates on white pig breeds, 40% of the F1 generation is being reared as Grandparents (GP) while another 20% will be retained as Great Grandparents (GGP) replacement stock, and the rest 40% that do not fulfil breeding criterionwill go as fatteners.

    The GP will produce Parent stock (PS) or F2 that will reach state-owned pig multiplier farms and private pig breeders for producing fattener piglets.When the country is aiming for pork import substitution, this commercial pig breeds is expected to play a vital role in our endeavor to attain pork self-sufficiency.

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  • Field visit to Project on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in Bhutan

    Untitled-1October 13, Thimphu: The Project Management Unit of Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) Project in partnership with BioBhutan, Menjong Sorig Pharmaceuticals and UNDP CO coordinated a half day field visit of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) Members of the NPIF Project to the natural product development sites at Kawangjangsa and Begana as part of the ongoing GEF funded project “Implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in Bhutan”.

    The field visit was aimed at providing the PSC members with hand-on experiences on natural product development processes as well as to connect and interact with the local communities involved in the value chain. Further, it is also to serve as a platform for the PSC members to monitor and guide the project activities.

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