15, September, Bumthang: The various programs under the National Highland Research and Development Centre (NH-RDC), Jakar signed the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) with the Program Director of RC Jakar on September 15.
Some of the major activities planned for the year 2017-2018 include facilitating to produce 41 MT of honey in the various potential Dzonghags, linking the honey producer groups with market and initiate and conduct research on yak, rangelands, mastiff, sheep, horse and honey bees. The Centre will also conserve and revive yak, sheep, horse and mastiff husbandry in the country through innovative means and provide relevant support services to the highlanders.
As per the OD exercise, the Centre had been created under the Department of Livestock with a vision to look after the sustainable livelihood development and create harmonious and socio-economically vibrant highland communities.
– Submitted by NH-RDC Jakar
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