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  • Daily Auction Details for Ophiocordyceps (2014 Season)

    The Ophiocordyceps auctioning for the 2014 season in the country has started on 10 July, 2014 in Paro dzongkhag and will conclude on 3 August, 2014 in Lhuentse Dzongkhag. As in the previous year, the respective geog administration is taking the lead in conducting the auctions. Officials from Park/Territorial division, Dzongkhag Administration, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority and DAMC facilitate and support the concerned geog administration in the auctioning process.

    ** The no. of participants may represent the number of households only since 3 collection permits are issued per household. Only a member of the household may represent at the auction on behalf of the collectors.

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  • Contract Fodder Production: Platform for Lucrative Income Generation in Farmers Group

    Harvesting of green fodder
    Harvesting of green fodder

    Gelephu, Sarpang: Yangchenphu is a small village in Dekiling geog (towards Gelephu highway) situated 8 km from the Dzongkhag headquarters of Sarpang. It has a sparse settlement comprising only 25 households. The farming system more or less practices mix farming with little or no access to modern farming technologies. Their traditional farming is deprived of field irrigation as the water source is inaccessible. It is also de-motivated by the inflection of wild animals that causes destruction to their crops. These gradually defeated interest in farming, as a result of which the fields remained fallow.

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  • Truly delicious and juicy Mangoes from Mongar

    UntitledLocally grown mangoes (Langra and Desiree) from Kalapang, Mongar will be available at Centenary Farmers Market (CFM), Thimphu from 11 July 2014 at Nu.70 per kg. Total of 3772 Kg of mangoes (90% Langra) is expected to reach Thimphu on 10th July 2014. This trial marketing of mangoes from the east has been carried out in collaboration with Dzongkhag Administration Mongar & Lhuentse, RDC, Wengkhar and Regional Agricultural Marketing and Cooperative Office (RAMCO), Mongar.

    Proper grading and sorting has been carried out before sending the consignment to Thimphu. Also plastic crates (each crates holds 23 kg) are being used for transportation to minimize damages during the transportation process.

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