Advances in dairy Research

Advances in dairy Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-888X

Kesang Wangchuk

Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan

  • Research Article   
    Caught in the Middle: Reasons for Hindered Growth among Dairy Groups of Haa District in Western Bhutan
    Author(s): Kesang Wangchuk*, Tashi Dorji, Jigme Wangdi, Maria Wurzinger and Werner Zollitsch

    The study objective was to identify and analyze the causes of hindered growth of dairy groups of Haa district in Western Bhutan. The study was conducted in the autumn of 2018, in major administrative blocks of Samar, Kartsog and Bji of Haa district. Sixty key respondents from three blocks were interviewed. The study was administered through field surveys, using the semi-structured questionnaires with open- and closed-ended questions. Except for Kartsog administrative block, there was no significant change in the number of group members before and after more than half a decade since the establishment of dairy groups in Samar and Bji administrative blocks. Dairy groups were dominated by female members. Members with bigger land holdings allocated more land for cultivating exotic pasture that allowed them to rear a greater number of exotic dairy cattle. Dairy groups faced acute .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-888X.19.7.226

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