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  • Farm shops inaugurated at Phunstshothang and Norbugang

    Farm shop at Phuntshothang being inauguratedJuly 22, Samdrupjongkhar: Two farm shops at Phuntshothang and Norbugang were inaugurated by Dasho Dungpa, Samdrupcholing Dungkhag Administration and Dasho Dungpa, Nanglam Dungkhag.

    In their inaugural addresses, Dasho Dungpas stated that about 70% of our population is dependent on agriculture as their main source of livelihood. Considering its importance, the Royal Government has been making concerted efforts in supporting the sector in all the development plans. Despite many program interventions, the farming communities are constrained by lack of access to quality and reliable farm inputs, poor infrastructure and market access for their farm produce and acute shortage of farm labour.

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  • Farm Shops Opened at Trashigang and Trashiyangtse

    Dasho Drangpon of Trashigang inaugurating the farm shop at Rangjung
    Dasho Drangpon of Trashigang inaugurating the farm shop at Rangjung

    9 July 2015, Trashigang & Trashiyangtse: Dasho Drangpon of Trashigang inaugurated the Farm Shop at Rangjung under Shongphu geog in Trashigang on 9 July, 2015. The other dignitaries present during the opening ceremony were the Gups of the eight gewogs, Staff from Shongphu Gewog Administration, and representatives from Dzongkhag, Regional Heads, Regional Manager, FCBL and RNR Officials of Trashigang Dzongkhag Administration.

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  • The International Day of Co-operatives Celebrated

    DSC053544 July Thimphu. The International day of Co-operatives which falls on the first Saturday of the month of July every year was celebrated by planting asparagus and by launching cooperatives song above Tandrin Ney by Hon’ble Lyoenchen Tshering Tobgay accompanied by MoAF Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, MoAF Secretary, Members of parliament, officials from the Ministry and the volunteers from famer’s group and cooperative groups under Thimphu Dzongkhag.

    The International Day of Cooperatives this year marked and celebrated ‘Equality’ as the identified theme of the day. The Department of Agriculture Marketing and cooperatives (DAMC), MoAf coordinated the event to exercise the mandate to implement the Cooperatives (Amendment) Act of Bhutan (CAP), 2009.

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  • Local Rice Marketing Program

    With the support from Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) has undertaken the procurement, processing and marketing of locally produced rice varieties. FCBL procured about 385.52 MT of paddy from Wangdue- Punakha, Samdrup Jongkhar and Gelephu.  Out of the total purchased paddy quantity, 293.52 MT of paddy has been milled recovering 176.1 MT of rice. The 92 mT of un-milled paddy stock will be soon milled at Chuzaygang Rice Mill. A total of 47.75 mT of rice has been already sold and FCBL still has 128.6 MT of rice in stock. In order to enhance the marketing of local rice, it is also being advertised through Local Channels at Phuentsholing and Thimphu. Further, this week, the availability of local rice for sale with FCBL will also be aired through BBS.

    Therefore, we would like to request all our RNR colleagues to please pay visits to FCBL depots and retails to purchase and taste local rice.

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