With the objectives to increase dairy product diversification and improve marketing value chain, the two operating dairy farmer groups namely, Tangmachu and Minjey consisting of 82 participants were trained on dairy processing and product diversification. During the entire training, farmers attended a practical session on processing of yoghurt, lassi and paneer.
“Out of many training we attended, today’s training program is practical one and useful for making organic and local yoghurt, lessi and paneer. With this training, our group will be able to generate more income through diversifying the dairy products which can be easily sold at local markets. Now I am confident in making paneer and lassi, I will try making it at home for self-consumption”, said a 42 year old Wangchuk, the group Secretary of Tangmachu.
Such training is not only important topic for farmers but for livestock officials as well for learning how to go about product diversification technology or procedures and ingredient required for making of yoghurt, lassi and paneer. We recommend that this kind of practical training should be given to all the extension officers at field to further impart this knowledge/technology intervention at the ground level.
The training was organised by the Regional Livestock Development Centre-Kanglung jointly with National Dairy Research & Development Centre and Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Lhuentse with fund from CARLEP-IFAD Project, Wengkhar.
Reported by Phurpa Tshering and Dawa Dorji, Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Lhuentse
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