Focal persons meet for TADinfo and GPS training
19 – 24 March 2012, Wangdue: The Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC) – Wangdue conducted five day training on Animal Disease Information System with focus on Transboundary Animal Disease (TADinfo) database and Global Positioning System (GPS).
The training helped to build a sustainable, reliable and uninterrupted disease information flow between the stakeholders to facilitate efficient disease control measures for the 11th Five Year Plan.
The training was attended by 21 participants including TADinfo focal persons, laboratory technicians and veterinary officers of Dagana, Tsirang, Gasa, Punakha and Wangdue dzongkhags. Following the training, the laboratory technicians and the newly posted veterinary officers will ensure continuity of the TADinfo operation in their respective dzongkhags.
The training was facilitated by the professionals from National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang and RLDC- Wangdue. The training module included the operation of the database and basics on GPS operation including lectures and practical sessions. With the GPS training, the participants are expected to keep record of the geographic locations of all livestock inputs and infrastructures to enable appropriate planning in the future. Field issues and constraints were also discussed during the training.
Since its establishment in 2011, RLDC-Wangdue has conducted four similar trainings.
Submitted by Pema Ugyen, Sr. Extension Supervisor, RLDC-Wangdue