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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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  • Cordyceps Auction Dates & Venue for 2015

    Sl.NoDzongkhagsGeogPlace of AuctionDate
    1GasaKhatoeGasa Dzong14 & 15 July,2015
    Laya
    Khameyashithang16 & 17 July,2015
    Lunana
    2WangduephodrangKashiKashi Gup Office20 July,2015
    DangchuDangchu Gup Office21 & 22 July,2015
    GangteyGangtey Gup Office23 July, 2015
    SephuSephu Gup Office24 & 25 July, 2015
    3BumthangChokhorChokhor Gup Office27 & 28 July, 2015
    Chumey
    4LhuentseKhomaKhoma Gup Office31 July, 2015
    5TrashiyangtseBomdellingBomdelling Park Office2 August, 2015
    6ThimphuLingzhiDodena5,6,7 August, 2015
    Naro
    7ParoSoeTshento Gup Office9 & 10 August,2015
    Tshento
    Dotey

     

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  • 4th Meeting of the Bhutan-Thailand JAWG held

    Thai Delegation with Hon'ble MoAF Secretary and BAFRA DG in Thimphu
    Thai Delegation with Hon’ble MoAF Secretary and BAFRA DG in Thimphu

    24 May 2015, Thimphu: The Fourth Joint Agricultural Working Group (JAWG) began today at Hotel Druk, Thimphu. The meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Dasho Tenzin Dhendup with representatives from Bhutan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

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