June 27, Bumthang: Farmers training on sustainable rangeland management practice is being conducted at Dhur under Chokkhortey Geog in Bumthang Dzongkhag. The main objective of the training is to create awareness among highland communities on importance of protecting rangelands which support the livelihood of the highlanders. The participants were introduced to application of various measures related to sustainable land management practice in degraded rangelands. After completion of training, highland community is expected to identify rangelands that are prone to degradation within their jurisdiction and implement SLMP technologies accordingly.
41 livestock farmers including yak herders have attended the training. The training was organized by the National Center for Animal Nutrition, Bumthang under Department of Livestock with the financial support from Bhutan Trust for Environment Conservation under the project title “Reviving Degraded Rangelands in Northern Frontiers through Soil Land Management Technologies Involving Herding Communities”.
By NCAN, Bumthang
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