May 21, 2020: Department of Livestock officials paid a visit to Wobthang Community Farm (WCF)

The Officiating Director General of the Department of Livestock (DoL) along with a team of officials from the headquarters, regional offices in Bumthang paid a visit to Tang Community Farm (TCF) to discuss and find out the possible areas of collaboration and provide technical support by DoL wherever possible to contribute in boosting up the dairy production under the current COVID 19 scenario. It was also aimed at reviewing the progress made by the farm and implementation status of the recommendation made during the meeting held between DoL and TCF.

Lyonpo Pema Gyamtsho, the Chairman of Wobthang Organic Wonders (WOW) and Thrizin of Gewog Tshogde welcomed all the officials from the DoL and thanked them for visiting the farm. Lyonpo highlighted the objectives of the WOW and said that the main aim of this initiative is the aggregation of agriculture products through realistic and large-scale organic farming and making productive use of underutilized land. Lyonpo also highlighted that the farm would be an ideal place for employment opportunities for our youths and can also be a Training and Development Centre in the long run. Upscaling of the existing Dairy Farm he said will complement agriculture farming and will be operated side by side.

The Officiating Director General thanked Lyonpo for the exemplary vision he has shown. He said that this project is one of a kind and will not only benefit the Tang community but would benefit the whole country in terms of food security and employment of youths. He expressed his desire to stand by Lyonpo in collaborating and supporting this noble initiative and extend full technical support from the department wherever possible.

With this brief remark, the Officiating Director General presented the follow-up actions and status of implementation of the recommendations of the meeting held between DoL and TCF in July 2019. The meeting also deliberated on areas of collaboration and technical support required by TCF from DoL. Following the meeting, the team visited WOW and was guided by Lyonpo personally around the area.