• Livestock Sector, Lhuentse Working Continued Towards Sustainable Dairy Production.

    115.05.2017, Lhuentse: With the objectives of sustainable dairy production to enhance rural livelihoods and increase import substitute of dairy products the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Lhuentse is working continued towards promotion of dairy farming activity. For the fiscal year 2017-2018 alone we have procured 55 heads of high milking cattle to the dairy groups such as Tangmachu, Minjey, Jarey and Ney. The dairy cows (Jersey) were in-sourced from various Dzogkhags to Lhuenste farmers through providing 30% subsidy, cattle insurance and availing loan from Rural Enterprise Development Cooperation Limited (REDCL).

    Currently, with this program reinforce there is an observed substantial increase in milk products such as butter and cheese available found in the locality by dairy group farmers. In-sourcing of dairy cattle would not only found the significant changes in socio-economic life of the rural farmers but it has also directly impacts on import substitute of dairy products from neighbouring countries.

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  • Renewal of cooperative and farmers group certificate

    The Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives would like to inform all farmers groups and cooperatives whose registration certificates have expired to renew their certificates with the department. As per the Cooperative Rules and Regulations of Bhutan, “the initial registration certificate of primary cooperatives shall be valid for five years and can be renewed provided the cooperative still meets the initial registration requirements.” The FG/ Co-op that wish to renew their certificates must follow the same guideline that was followed during the initial registration. The Guideline for Registration of Primary Cooperatives and The Guideline for Registration of Farmers Groups prescribes step by step instruction for registration.

    Download renewal letter from here

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  • Media Release – International Biodiversity Day Tuesday 22 May 2018

    The National Biodiversity Centre in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund, UNDP Bhutan, National Environment Commission and Royal Society for Protection of Nature is organizing a celebration for International Biodiversity Day on May 22, 2018.

    The theme for this year is “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity” to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Convention on Biological Diversity and to highlight progress made in the achievement of its objectives at the national and global levels.

    Biodiversity Day is a United Nations–sanctioned international day to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

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  • Notice Inviting Quotation for air tickets

    The National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang would like to invite airfare rates from authorized ticketing agents as per the details specified below;

    DateSectorNo. of passengerRemarks
    3 June 2018Paro – Delhi – Mumbai7 pax, EC
    6 June 2018Mumbai – Pune7 pax, EC
    9 June 2018Pune – Delhi7 pax, EC
    11 June 2018Delhi – Paro7 pax, EC

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  • Crossbreeding and Gross National Happiness of Bhutanese farmers

    Dr. Tashi Samdup, DIRECTOR GENERAL, Department of Livestock (DoL) was awarded with PhD. on May 16, 2018 (afternoon) at WAGENINGEN University of Research, Netherlands.
    Dr. Tashi Samdup, DIRECTOR GENERAL, Department of Livestock (DoL) was awarded with PhD. on May 16, 2018 (afternoon) at WAGENINGEN University of Research, Netherlands.

    Bhutan has embarked on the gross national happiness (GNH) development concept. However, its operationalisation still needs more focus on the issues of the smallholder farmers which comprise about 69% of the Bhutanese population.

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