September 29, Mongar: Dzongdags, Dzongrabs and Dungpas from the six eastern Dzongkhags led by the Dzongkhag Agriculture Officers attended an introductory and awareness program on the Regional Agriculture Development Program (RADP) Supports under the Commercial Agriculture and Resilient Livelihoods Enhancement Program (CARLEP-IFAD) which began earlier this year.
The meeting shared the information on the programs and the implementation approaches adopted by the Agriculture Research Development Centre (ARDC), Wengkhar and the Office of Program Management (OPM), CARLEP. It was also an interactive forum to seek views and directives from the Dzongkhag Administrations for strengthening implementation process.
CARLEP provides support in agriculture and dairy development focusing on enhancing market based production in the region. The ARDC-Wengkhar assists the OPM, Dzongkhag Agriculture Sectors and agriculture extension centres in implementing the agriculture component through lead farmers model which is also called, ‘Farmer to Farmer Extension’. The centre also assists them in initiating the commercialisation of vegetables, promoting cereal crop intensification and establishing permaculture models to make vulnerable communities resilient to climate change.
The awareness program was jointly organised by ARDC-Wengkar and OPM, CARLEP.
Reported by Sangay Jamtsho, Research Communication Division, ARDC- Wengkhar
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