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  • Organic certified products from Paro and Wangdue launched

    25 February, Wangdue: The National Centre for Organic Agriculture launched various organic certified products including rice from Paro and wheat, wheat flour, buckwheat flour, potato, garlic, coriander, cabbage, cauliflower, sag, radish, chilli and spring onion from Lull village in Wangdue on February 25.

    Kinley Wangmo of Chimakha village in Paro ventured into organic farming way back in 2005. Today, she is a proud owner of the Organic Chimakha Farm, the first farm to be certified organic in the Dzongkhag.

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  • Release of Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA) Volume IV, Issue I (2021)

    The Department of Agriculture released the fourth volume of the Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA), Issue 1. The Department would like to thank all the authors, reviewers and the editorial board members for their valuable contribution and for putting in extra effort to publish this edition successfully.

    This edition comprises twelve technical papers that involve research in horticulture that culminated in the department releasing four new mango varieties as well as insights into thinning effects on Hosui Pear fruit quality and Yield. The volume also includes results from research efforts into new potato and beans varieties, performance assessment and oil recovery of groundnut accessions, sowing time of quinoa in a potato-based cropping system, and studies into postharvest losses in quinoa. Interesting findings on the physio-chemical and organoleptic attributes of apple wine from local and imported yeast strains and effects of different nursery methods and manures on Chirayita cultivation including performance of farmer groups and cooperatives in eastern Bhutan are also covered.

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  • Vacancy for ESP

    Rural Development Training Centre, Zhemgang under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forest is pleased to announce the following post:

    Sl.No.Position TitleCategoryNo. of postAge LimitSexRemarks
    1Animal AttendantESP118-50Preferable maleContract

    The interested candidates may apply to the Director II, RDTC, Zhemgang latest by 9th March 2021 during office hours. The following documents should be submitted at the time of submission of the application. Continue reading  Post ID 13229

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  • Urban and peri-urban farming beneficiaries learn potato cultivation

    9 February, Thimphu: The Department of Agriculture organized a demonstration programme on potato cultivation as part of the urban and peri-urban agriculture programme in Bebena. The members from 16 groups participated in the programme along with a representative from FAO.

    The programme is an initiative by the Department to boost local vegetable production and engage employees furloughed during the COVID19 pandemic. It was initiated in May 2020.

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