Livestock

SECTORAL PROFILE

Livestock plays an integral role in the lives of Bhutanese farmers. Large areas, especially the gewogs of Phobji, Gangtey, Sephu and Dangchu of the Dzongkhag can only be used for livestock production, while in other parts livestock is an integral component of a deeply rooted farming system. In order to achieve the overall national objective of higher living standards for the Bhutanese population, rapid gains and high productivity is essential. This can be accelerated with good organization structure whose institutions clearly defines and focuses on important aspects of efficient productivity under varied conditions.

Ever since the planned development started, Bhutan was critically short of skilled manpower. Through the development phase, there has been replacement of technical field staff with up-gradation of qualifications who were assisting in many development roles. At present the Wangdue livestock sector is manned with 28 technical staffs including the Dzongkha Livestock Officer, Livestock Production Officer and a Veterinary Officer.

The Livestock Sector is having 16 field offices including the Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospital in Peta Karp. There are 4 functional Milk Processing Centers and 5 milk collection centers. A honey processing Unit is under construction at Phobji gewog for the bee farmers group in Gangtey and Phobji.

Vision

To attain food-security and self-sufficiency in livestock products through enhanced rural livelihoods to alleviate poverty.

Mission

To increase livestock productivity by ensuring prompt delivery of appropriate technologies and services through commodity based approach.

Mandates

Enhance Livestock breed improvement and production in the Dzongkhag

Ensure livestock and livestock product self sufficiency in the Dzongkhag

Oversee livestock development activities in the Dzongkhag

 

Functions of Dzongkhag Livestock  Sector

Function as a custodian  for livestock product self sufficiency in the Dzongkhag and accountable for Dzongkhag targets & Annual performance Agreement(APA)

Prepare annual work plan and budget on livestock development for the Dzongkhag based on annual targets 

Oversee the Dzongkhag Livestock sector management and staff  performance  

Facilitate in providing production and veterinary services to farmers

Coordinate livestock input demand and supply to farmers  

Facilitate farmers training and other capacity development activates

Conduct periodic national livestock census and maintain livestock development information and data

Implement policy on notifiable and zoonotic disease

Prepare monthly analytical report on livestock development in the Dzongkhag  

Liaise with relevant organization for development

 

Roles of Livestock Production Service Unit

Shall be the reference for all matters related to livestock   production & Marketing (dairy/poultry/piggery/fishery/apiculture/), feed and fodder, and other livestock (Goat/sheep/horse) production activities in the Dzongkhag.

Shall coordinate formation and functioning of farmers groups/cooperatives in the Dzongkhag for better production and marketing

Shall identify and initiate livestock production and marketing  research in the Dzongkhag

Prepare project proposal and write concepts to initiate new developments and resource mobilization

Conduct farmers training on production and marketing subjects

Support farmers and entrepreneurs in writing project proposal for livestock production

Shall carry out need assessment on livestock development activities in the Dzongkhag

Shall implement the required production standards and GMP at the field level

Provide technical support and advises on production and marketing to geog staffs

Implement field production research in collaboration with research agency

Shall assist timely submission of progress report with statistical analysis pertaining to livestock production.

Officiate the works of Animal Health services in absence of the unit head 

 

Roles of Dzongkhag  Animal Health Service Unit

Shall be the reference for all matters related to Animal Health and Disease in the Dzongkhag.

Develop disease prevention and control plan for the Dzongkhag and oversee the DVH management 

Provide direct clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to the farmers

Conduct animal health research in liaison with relevant agencies

Conduct disease surveillance, control activities and make response to disease outbreak and notifiable disease in collaboration with relevant agency

Implements animal breeding activities guided by livestock breeding policies

Carry out management of veterinary drugs, vaccines and equipment and monitor drugs utilization in the geog centres

Carry out need assessment on livestock health development 

Implement the required animal health standards and bio security at the field level

Provide technical referral /emergency services to geog centres 

Submit progress report with statistical analysis pertaining to animal health and disease control in the dzongkhag

Officiate the works of Livestock Production services in absence of the unit head 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE DEPLOYMENT IN THE DZONGKHAG AS PER OD EXERCISES

 

 

Designation

Minimum

Qualification

Position Level

Core Accountability

Dz. HQ

DLO

Degree

P4-P1

Annual performance agreement

11th Plan target achievement

Dz. HQ

ADLO

Diploma/Degree

P5-P3

Provide authentic data on livestock sector with analysis

 

 

Designation

Qty

Minimum

Qualification

Position level

Core Accountability

Animal Health Unit

VO

1

Degree

P4-P2

Animal Health/DVH Management

Production Unit

LPO

1

Degree

P4-P2

Achieve Livestock product self-sufficiency in the Dzongkhags

AH &Production Unit

Sup

1

Diploma/Degree

S1-P5

Normal routine works

Lab technician

Lab Tech

1

Certificate/Diploma

S1-P5

Normal routine works

 

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