Groundbreaking ceremony for Integrated Yak Breeding Farm

February 9, Haa: The Department of Livestock conducted the salang tendrel ceremony for the construction of Integrated Yak Breeding Farm in Chonaphu. The occasion was graced by Dasho Drangpon, Haa among other senior officials.

The farm is expected to be completed by mid of the 2018. Once in place, it will contribute to yak breeding and conservation, promote yak based cottage enterprise, support restoration and sustainable utilisation of rangeland and build capacity of extension staff and communities for sustainable rangeland resources.

The farm is supported with a fund of Nu. 3.6M through the BTFEC project, ‘Improving Rangeland Governance and Leveraging Yak Value Chains for Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Livelihoods in the western frontier of Bhutan’.

The project will be implemented jointly by the Haa Dzongkhag, Integrated Yak Service Centre and National Highland Research and Development Centre, Jakar.

Submitted by Department of Livestock

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