• Announcement: Cattle Exhibition cum Mart in Uesu Geog, Haa, on 19 June 2015

    The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Haa is organising a one day Cattle Exhibition cum Mart in Uesu Geog tentatively on 19th June 2015 although it is bit late due to program clash. All are invited to grace the event.

    For any query please contact Dzongkhag Livestock Sector at 08-375284 at office hours and at 17658725/77630316 any time.

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  • UWICE Training on Online Database for DoFPS

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    15 June, Bumthang: More than 33 Administration personal from the Department of Forests and Parks Services (DoFPS) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests are attending a week long training at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE). This training is an effort to develop  an online database for the staff working at the Department of Forests and Parks Services. The training has been organised by UWICE, DoFPS with objectives to acquaint and enhance the skills of administration officials on the operation aspects of the HR database software.

    After a week long training, it is expected that all HR information will be electronically stored in this database, which would not only maintain and provide accurate  information on existing employees but will also make easy access for the Managers/HROs/ADMs to retrieve their data.

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  • Fodder production training for Shengkar farmers

    UntitledJune 10, Bumthang: The dairy rearing farmers from Shengkhar Chewog under Ura Geog in Bumthang Dzongkhag attended training on improved fodder production organized by the National Center for Animal Nutrition (NCAN), Bumthang.

    The training provided dairy farmers a basic skill on improved fodder production practice and created awareness on addressing fodder shortages during winter through application of appropriate fodder conservation technologies. They were also introduced to operation of fodder chaff cutter machine, making willow silage in plastic bag and feeding Urea Mineral Mixture Block (UMMB) to dairy cow as a supplementary diet during lean season.

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  • Primitive plants sighted in Tsirang

    UntitledA primitive plant species Podocarpusneriifolius is sighted in Tsirang Dzongkhag. The podocarpus belongs to the family of Podocarpaceae in the major Gymnosperms groups (Conifers, Cycads,Podocarpus). Literature reveals that it is found in India, Nepal, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Loas, Combodia etc. Podocarpus is an evergreen plant that grows up to 10-15 meters in between 650 m and 1600 m altitude.

    Because of its distribution and population, it is rare species in Bhutan. Based on the information received from forestry colleague, one single tree each is found in Tashiyangtse and Zhemgang Dzongkhag. In Tsirang, a single tree is sighted in Damphu Higher Secondary School (DHSS) compound and four trees in Majuwa under Kikorthang Geog. The single tree at DHSS probably could have been planted as it is found in the School plantation area where as trees as Majuwa are naturally grown. It is found growing in rocky cliff with natural regeneration limited to undisturbed areas underneath the mother trees. Tsirang Forest Division will initiate raising of nursery seedlings as a conservation measure.

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  • Field Staff Capacity building for enhancing rice production

    Participants with the main resource person (Front row from Second from left)
    Participants with the main resource person (Front row Second from left)

    Bhur, May 26-29, 2015: As part of improving rice productivity and production in the country, a four-day basic rice production training was organised for extension agents and field technicians at RDC Bhur in Sarpang Dzongkhag from May 26-29, 2015. Twenty extension agents from Sarpang, Samdrup Jongkhar and Zhemgang Dzongkhags and six research assistants/field technicians from RDC Bajo, Bhur, Yusipang and National Seed Centre attended the training.

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