• Promoting Yak Value Chain through transboundary cooperation in Kangchenjunga Landscape

    The Agriculture Secretary met with KL team from Nepal and India on April 2

    The transboundary Kangchenjunga Landscape (KL) in the eastern Himalaya is shared by Bhutan, India and Nepal. Yak herding culture and economy have connected this landscape for centuries. However low returns associated with lack of socio-economic development besides issues around climate change is leading to gradual decline in yak farming across the landscape.

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  • Shortlisted candidates announcement

    As per the announcement made in MoAF website on 4th March’2019, the Central Machinery Unit, Bumthang, Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates for the post of Security/Sweeper/Night guard(ESP) as details mentioned below:-

    The shortlisted candidates are requested to report for the Selection Interview as scheduled below, failing which his/her selection will not be entertained.

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  • Haa yak herders attend Cooperative formation training

    The Integrated Yak Service Centre based at the National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries and the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector (DLS), Haa conducted the first ever yak herders primary cooperative formation training from 27-30 March 2019 as per the guiding principles set by the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) with resource persons from Paro Dzongkhag, DAMC, National Highland Research & Development Centre (NHR&DC) and DLS.

    The objective of the training was to form yak herders primary cooperative for effective rangeland utilisation in the region to enhance sustainable yak husbandry. During the training, the yak herders were informed about the status of cooperative in the country, the benefits of registration, development of constitutions, values and principles, key challenges faced by the herders as well as expectations leading to strengthening the bond within the highland communities as per the agreed by-Laws. The key purpose of forming a Yak Herders Cooperative is to build a Bhutan Yak Association to represent the highland communities at the local, regional, national and international level, serve as a platform for exchanging and sharing of knowledge/experiences within and with other highland communities as well as with other relevant stakeholders.

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  • EU Delegation calls on Sanam Lyonpo

    The delegation comprised a group of Ambassadors and four Heads of Missions of the EU member states

    The EU delegation comprising of 11 members led by His Excellency Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, the Ambassador of European Union called on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo on April 3. The Agriculture Secretary Dasho Rinzin Dorji was also present at the meeting.

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