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Official launch of livestock disease control plan documents

2022-06-21: Livestock diseases cause devastating socio-economic losses and serious damage to the livelihoods, food security and nutrition of, especially, the small-scale farmers. With 60% of Bhutanese living in rural areas and depending on agriculture and livestock farming, livestock diseases are a potential threat to their livelihood. When these diseases are zoonotic in nature, it can Read more….

Department of Livestock (a multi-pronged approach and focused livestock enterprise development)

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests Department of Livestock (a multi-pronged approach and focused livestock enterprise development)       Big Ticket Initiative (BTI) Gainfully engage youths in poultry and piggery farming as an enterprise Boost income of the farmers and youths to enhance their livelihood Accelerate domestic egg, chicken and pork production to substitute import Read more….

Bhutan Yak Federation (BYF) Meets to Share Success Story and Plan for the Future

20th May, 2022: The Bhutan Yak Federation 2nd General Assembly Meeting funded by Resilient Mountain Solution, ICIMOD was held in Dekyil Hotel, Bumthang w.e.f 19th to 20th May, 2022. The meeting was attended by chairpersons and members from 12 yak cooperatives across the country, the representatives from the Department of Agriculture Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), Read more….

Inauguration of Regional Animal Nutrition Center (RANC) at Yangchenphu, Sarpang

May 14, 2022 Hon’ble Director, Department of Livestock (DoL) graced the inauguration of Regional Animal Nutrition Center (RANC) at Yangchenphu, Dekiling Gewog under Sarpang Dzongkhag on 14th May, 2022. The inaugural event was attended by officials from Livestock Production Division (LPD), DoL, National Piggery Research and Development Centre (NiRDC), Gelephu, National Poultry Research and Development Read more….