Crash Course on Integrated Farming for School Teachers

A Crash Course on Integrated Farming was held 4-9 January 2016 at the Bhutan College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobeysa for 40 school teachers from 13 Dzongkhags.

The Course highlighted the importance of school gardening and linkage of gardening, nutrition and WASH. It also covered technical and practical training on vegetable and livestock production. The trained participants will take the lead roles as Focal Agriculture Teachers in their respective schools and communities.

During the course opening, the Director General of CNR highlighted the importance of school agriculture and the benefits of growing vegetables to supplement student diets and improve nutrition. He remarked that agriculture is the backbone of the nation. “Therefore, to sustain the agriculture, rural community development is important,” he added.

The course was organized by the Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) and Department of School Education with technical support from CNR. It concludes on January 9 and was co-funded by the Vegetables Go to School project, WFP and RGoB to strengthen the food production and nutrition supplementation in School Feeding Programme, and encourage schoolchildren and youth to take up careers in agriculture.

Submitted by B.B Rai and Thinley Dukpa, CoRRB

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Crash course participants.

 

Bhutan field preparation

Preparing garden beds.

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