Climate smart livestock production for youth entrepreneurship

Zhemgang: The Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Zhemgang and Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Zhemgang organised a consultative meeting of stakeholders to identify  youth, form group and develop management plan for “Youth Entrepreneurship in Climate Smart Green Forage Production and Conservation for Sustained Livestock Productivity” in Shingkhar gewog.

The project is being implemented to provide employment to youth residing idle in the gewog and ultimately mitigate rural-urban migration. The project is expected to achieve gainful youth employment in fodder and dairy production, utilise private barren and government reserve lands and enhance availability of forage crops for sustainable feeding and forage-dairy business.

The meeting was attended by 61 farmers out of which 25 youth including four trained individuals from the Rural Development Training Centre were selected for the entrepreneurship. The RLDC is carrying out land feasibility study after which rigorous training of group members on fodder development and dairy husbandry will be undertaken followed by fodder development activities.

The project is funded by Global Environment Facility-Least Developed Countries Fund.

-RLDC Zhemgang

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