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  • DoA Director visits water wasabi adaptation research site

    15th February 2020: Director, Department of Agriculture (DoA) accompanied by the Offtg. Program Director of Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC) Yusipang and other relevant officials visited Water wasabi adaptation trial at Tendrelthang under Chang geog, Thimphu Dzongkhag. The main objective of the visit was to investigate the current status, interact with the officials involved in the research, discuss issues and provide advisories. The Director expressed the need for Research Centers in Bhutan to innovate such technologies which can later be promoted as an agriculture enterprise; an enterprise with the potential to earn foreign exchange and employ youths productively.

    The water wasabi adaptation trial was initiated as collaborative research between the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan and one of the Japanese farmers from Shizouka, Nagoya Prefecture, Northern Japan in the year 2017. Initially, a small scale research trial with just 20 numbers of wasabi plantlets was established at Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) Office under ARDC, Yusiapng. This trial was however not successful due to unreliable and limited water source. In September 2018, the bigger scale trial with about 200 plantlets was established at Tendrelgang Community Forest under Chang Geog where there is reliable perennial spring water.

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  • AM with PM: National Organic Flagship Programme

    11 February, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Prime Minister along with representatives from GNHC met with the staff of the National Organic Flagship Programme and other organic implementing stakeholders under the Ministry led by the Director of the Department of Agriculture.

    The Program Manager updated the progress of flagship programme and tabled various related issues. Some highlights included “18MT of green beans produced and marketed, 10MT of green beans sold as seeds, 15MT of buckwheat harvested from Marthala in Samdrup Jongkhar and Drakteng in Trongsa and formalisation of organic certification protocol.

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  • Vacancy re-announcement for ESP

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

    Sl.NoPositionPosition levelLocationNo.of postAge limitRemarks
    1Tractor OperatorESPARDC Samtenling118-50Valid Driving license
    ARDSC Panbang1
    2Power Tiller OperatorESPARDC Samtenling318-50
    ARDSC Tingtibi1

    The application should be submitted to the Program Director, ARDC Samtenling on or before 20th February, 2020 with the following documents and should meet the following criteria. Continue reading  Post ID 12111

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