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  • Capacity development training on crop modeling underway in Paro

    25-29 November, Paro: About 35 participants from all the Agriculture Research and Development Centres and central programs are attending a week long capacity development training on crop modeling at Metta Resort. Dr. Mariko Fujisawa, Climate Change Expert from FAO Headquarters, Rome and Dr. Olivier Crespo, Climate System Analysis Group, Environmental and Geographical Science Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa are the resource persons for the program.

    The training will enhance the capacity of participants in crop related tools and models through the use of open source software’s such as R and Q-GIS using locally available climate and crop data. This would further enhance the capacity of agricultural researchers in incorporating weather and climate science in regular agriculture research activities.

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  • Re- Organic Fertilizer demand for coming up cropping seasons of FY2019-20

    NSSC is processing to procure and supply organic fertilizer for National Organic Flagship Program. As such, the Centre is in the process of compiling the requirement for the fiscal year 2019-20 cropping seasons. Therefore, all Dzongkhags/Centre Programs who have not placed demand are requested to indent your demand for organic fertilizer with NSSC. We have extended the submission date till 30th November, 2019.

    Please be informed that the demanded fertilizers must be lifted on cash payment soon after you are notified on their availability at NSSC. Your indent may be submitted in the format attached as per the fertilizers list attached.

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  • Vacancy for Farm Attendant

    The Agriculture Research and Development Center, Samtenling, Sarpang under Department of Agriculture is pleased to invite application from eligible Bhutanese nationals for following vacant post.

    Sl.No.Name of PostPost categoryNo. of postPlace of posting
    1Farm AttendantESP2ARDC Samtenling

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  • Write-Shop on developing the national and regional cost of production (CoP)

    Agriculture Research and Extension Division (ARED) under the Department of Agriculture (DoA) organized a Write-Shop from 21-25 October 2019 at Namsay Chhoeling Resort, Paro to develop the national and regional Cost of Production (CoP) of various horticultural and field crops based on the nationwide CoP survey carried out by four Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDCs) and National Mushroom Centre. The participant during the Write-Shop comprises of CoP taskforce members from ARED, NSC and ARDC Yusipang, technical team from ICTD, MoAF and focal officers from ARDCs and NMC.

    The main objectives are;

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  • World Food Day observed in Sakteng

    October16, Trashigang: The World Food Day (WFD) is observed every year on 16 October to mark the foundation day of FAO since its inception in 1945. The day is also marked to understand the various efforts made by UN organizations like FAO, WFO, UNICEF and WHO towards providing nutritious food for needy ones around the globe during the difficult situations. To mark the day, various events were organised in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.

    This year, the day in Bhutan was marked in Sakteng Lower Secondary School, Trashigang with School Agriculture Program (SAP) Annual awards. Around 1600 spectators including students, teachers, government officials, community leaders, farmers, parents and members of UN organizations gathered to mark the day with the global theme, ‘Our actions are our future, healthy diets for zero hunger world,’. The day promoted worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diet for all. WFD is a platform to showcase our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as well as to celebrate the progress towards reaching Zero Hunger world.

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