• White Commercial Pig Breeds in Villages in Tsirang and Sarpang

    18 October, 2017: Interested pig farmers will soon have better choice of pig breeds. The commercial white pig breeds produced more than 800 progenies at Yusipang piggery farm following their import by the Department of Livestock in July 2016.As per the department’s mandates on white pig breeds, 40% of the F1 generation is being reared as Grandparents (GP) while another 20% will be retained as Great Grandparents (GGP) replacement stock, and the rest 40% that do not fulfil breeding criterionwill go as fatteners.

    The GP will produce Parent stock (PS) or F2 that will reach state-owned pig multiplier farms and private pig breeders for producing fattener piglets.When the country is aiming for pork import substitution, this commercial pig breeds is expected to play a vital role in our endeavor to attain pork self-sufficiency.

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  • RNR Extension Manual 2018

    ICTD (erstwhile ICS) is in the process of bringing out the RNR Extension Manual 2018. Therefore, we would like to request all the departments/agencies to kindly furnish updates of technical and any other information such as contact details and office name pertaining to your respective offices by referring the Manual 2017.

    Please send your changes for incorporation and comment/feedback, if any, latest by 15 November 2017 at ictd@moaf.gov.bt.

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  • Final Call for Papers: Bhutan Journal of Animal Science

    The Bhutan Journal of Animal Science, Department of Livestock, would like to make a second call for papers for the upcoming Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2018. The manuscript/paper can be submitted via email to kesangwangchuk@rocketmail.com. The email must bear the subject line “BJAS: Paper Submission”.

    If you face problems with paper submission, please feel free to contact the Editor-in-Chief (kesangwangchuk@rocketmail.com). A manuscript submitted to BJAS will be deemed acceptable only if they have not been published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The last date of paper submission is 11 November, 2017.

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  • Field visit to Project on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in Bhutan

    October 13, Thimphu: The Project Management Unit of Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) Project in partnership with BioBhutan, Menjong Sorig Pharmaceuticals and UNDP CO coordinated a half day field visit of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) Members of the NPIF Project to the natural product development sites at Kawangjangsa and Begana as part of the ongoing GEF funded project “Implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in Bhutan”.

    The field visit was aimed at providing the PSC members with hand-on experiences on natural product development processes as well as to connect and interact with the local communities involved in the value chain. Further, it is also to serve as a platform for the PSC members to monitor and guide the project activities.

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