January 4-9, Punakha: The Crash Course on Integrated Farming is underway at the College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobeysa for 40 school teachers from 13 Dzongkhags.
The Course will highlight the importance of school gardening and linkage of gardening, Nutrition and WASH. It will also cover the technical and practical trainings on vegetable and livestock production. It will help the participants to take the lead roles as Focal Agriculture Teacher in their respective schools and communities.
During the course opening, the Director General of CNR highlighted the importance of school agriculture and its benefits of growing vegetables for nutrition supplement in the schools. He remarked that agriculture is a back bone of the nation. ‘Therefore, to sustain the agriculture as nation’s backbone, rural community development is important’, he added.
The course is organised jointly by the Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) and Department of School Education with technical support from CNR. It will conclude on January 9 and is co-funded by VeGoTs Project, WFP and RGoB to strengthen the food production and nutrition supplementation in School Feeding Programme and encourage the school children and youths towards agriculture career.
-Submitted by B.B Rai and Thinley Dukpa, CoRRB
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