Training of Community based AI Technician (CAIT) at RDTC, Zhemgang

Community based AI Technicians
Community based AI Technicians

Artificial Insemination (AI) is adjudged as proven technology and genetic development of cattle can be ensured through adequate promotion of this technology. In this context, to reach the AI further towards the farmers, community based AI Technician (CAIT) training was initiated in 2010 by NDDC, Yusipang on a pilot scale.

The CAIT training aims to mitigate the shortage of AI Technicians in the field, provide uninterrupted AI services to the public through involvement of local community participation in cattle breed improvement, generate employment opportunities andsustainable livelihood to the school dropouts / educated farmers.

The 4th Batch CAIT training programme commenced at RDTC, Zhemgang on 20th May, 2014. The 28 days CAIT training is coordinated by NDDC, Yusipang, Department of Livestock in collaboration with RDTC, Zhemgang. There are 15 participants in total from Chukha, Paro, Samtse, Thimphu and Tsirang Dzongkhags.

Reported by RTDC. Zhemgang

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