English | Dzongkha Sunday, February 23, 2020

Farmers of Rookha revives age-old culture of rearing indigenous pigs

Farmers of Rookha chiwog in Wangdue Phodrang are reviving the age-old culture of rearing native pig. Today almost every household owns a pigsty, raising at least one pig of indigenous breed.

Farm road construction guideline needs review:Samtse DT

The Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) members in Samtse discussed the need to review the current farm road construction eligibility rules. As of now, the budget is only available if a farm road is over a kilometre long and leads to a village with no less than 20 households. This, the members say, is depriving the people of reaping economic advantages.

Backyard avocado orchard in Nangkor fruitful

People of Nangkor village in Shumar Gewog, Pema Gatshel are happy with the result of planting avocado in their backyard. It started as a trial in 2015 with the saplings supplied by the Agriculture sector. Now the trees have started bearing fruits and farmers are encouraged to expand the orchard.

Hazelnut growers in Lumang expecting better yield this year

Some farmers in Trashigang are expecting a good hazelnut production this year, with their hazelnut nut trees showing signs of a good yield. Until now, people have been complaining about trees bearing no fruits even after many years.

Mendrelgang farmers shift their focus from maize to vegetable cultivation

If not for fodder, farmers in Mendrelgang Gewog in Tsirang would gradually do away with maize cultivation. Maize, once a staple diet for the people there, is now losing its significance with vegetable farming becoming a lucrative business.

Nu 1bn for Organic Flagship Programme

The government has allocated Nu 1bn for the organic flagship programme in the current plan. With the budget, the government is planning to focus on mass commercial organic farming.

Rice farmers in Sarpang blessed with timely rainfall

With timely rainfall, farmers in Sarpang have begun their paddy transplantation.  The paddy transplantation season begins from July till August.

Dochhukha_Dzomlingthang_Ritsa chiwog without water for irrigation

Farmers in parts of Punakha are worried by the acute shortage of irrigation water hampering the paddy transplantation works. As the peak season for paddy cultivation began in the dzongkhag, some paddy fields still remain dry and fallow due to lack of rainfall and insufficient irrigation water in place.

Goensar_Radzawog farm road and a bridge under construction.

A 12 km long farm road for Goensar_Radzawog chiwog in Nyishog Gewog, Wangdue Phodrang, constructed around three years back remains unused without a motorable bridge.

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