Provision of Production Inputs:Cattle Sourcing
Lhuentse Livestock Sector could not conduct the farmers’ capacity development activities and other related activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges faced, the sector has been working vigorously to intensify livestock production, especially through dairy development.
The sector in consultation with OPM has re-appropriated and diverted the under-utilized CARLEP-IFAD fund to procure improved cattle breed and supply to dairy farmers on cost-sharing modality.
Lhuentse livestock sector is currently sourcing a total of 23 milking cows and 5 calves for 14 HHs (8 female and 6 male) of Minjey, Menbi, Gangzur, and Maedtsho gewog from Paro, Pemagatshel, Mongar, and Trashigang.
Cattle sourcing is supported by CARLEP-IFAD based on a 70:30 cost-sharing modality where the project provides a 30% subsidy towards the purchase of cow while the remaining 70% by the beneficiary. In addition, the cost of transportation of cattle from source till the destination is also borne by the project.
Information update from Phurpa Tshering, Lhuentse, ADLO
Reported by: Chhimi Lhamo, GKMO