ToT on new crop cutting manual for Paddy yield estimation underway at Punakha

A 3 days Training of Trainers (ToTs) workshop on the new crop-cut methodology for paddy yield estimation is underway at Punakha from 17th May 2018 – 19th May 2018. The ToT is organized by the RNR Statistics Division of the Ministry of Agriculture IMG_3154and Forests and is attended by Assistant Dzongkhag Agriculture Officers from all 20 Dzongkhags, Agriculture Research and Development Centres and CNR. The development of the new crop cut methodology was supported by FAO as part of the Global Strategy to Improve Agriculture and Rural Statistics initiative.

In the same workshop but in a parallel session mode, District Livestock Officers from 6 Dzongkhags and representatives from the Regional Livestock Development Centres are also present to discuss way forward to streamline the collection of administrative data on livestock indicators and its flow from the field to RSD. Advantage is also taken of the forum to sensitize the participants on the strategy and the questionnaire for the upcoming RNR Census planned to be conducted in early 2019.

-RSD

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