Sanam Lyonpo meets extension staff and farmers in Bumthang

Chumi7-8 August, Bumthang: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and senior officials from the Ministry met with the extension staff and people of Chhoekhor, Tang and Chumey geogs. They discussed the ongoing agricultural activities and their challenges.

Many farmers shared the case of frequent human wildlife conflict and requested the Ministry for electric fencing. The electric fencing program was started two years back and today it has gained popularity among farmers. It helps farmers to protect their crops from wild intruders without having to guard by themselves.

Another challenges shared by farmers was lack of access to farm road. The villagers without farm road connectivity requested the Ministry for one to help them with better access to modern agriculture technologies and market their produce.

The team also visited the milk processing unit, National Horse Breeding Farm, Bhutan Herbal tea, National Seed Centre, RNR Centre and geog office.

Reported by Tashi Yangzom with Photo by Choidup Zangpo, ICTD

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