Ministry of Agriculture & Forests
Department of Livestock
(a multi-pronged approach and focused livestock enterprise development)
Big Ticket Initiative (BTI)
Livestock Research and Extension
Generates knowledge through quality research that supports holistic livestock development, contributing to sustainable and prosperous economy for social wellbeing. Bhutan Journal of Animal Science (BJAS), publishes research, reviews, reports on all aspects of ruminants, piggery, poultry, aquaculture, and apiculture and also accepts livestock associated research reports on climate change, sustainable development, rural livelihood, socio-economics, and policy. Please visit us on www.ojs.moaf.gov.bt or www.dol.moaf.gov.bt
Highland Development Program
Highland Development Program aims to create socio- economically vibrant and sustainable highland
communities through improving living conditions of herders, diversifying income sources, preserving yak herding culture & traditions and managing natural resources. This is pursued through formation of Bhutan Yak Federation and engaging youth and women in Yak herding for sustainability.
Nationwide Accelerated Dog Population Management and Rabies Control Program
To address the increasing free-roaming dog population in the country and the resulting impacts on public health, biodiversity and potentially the country’s economy in the long run, the Department of Livestock will be implementing “Nationwide Accelerated Dog Population Management and Rabies Control Program” (NADPM & RCP). The nationwide campaign shall be rolled out in March 2022 for a period of two weeks as a whole of nation approach by engaging De- suups, civil servants, local government and general public to ensure 100% sterilization coverage in free-roaming dogs. The Department therefore solicits and appreciates your support in successful implementation of the nationwide campaign.
Source: Desung Magazine, 2022