Although Bumthang already grows rice variety called “Jakar Rey Naab”, research is underway to diversify and introduce three more varieties. Towards that, two-day farmers’ field days were conducted on 8 and 9 October 2015.
October 2, Thimphu: In fulfilling the government’s effort towards providing one power tiller each to all 205 gewogs in the Country, eight power tillers were today distributed to the gewogs under Thimphu Dzongkhag.
Sarpang: In the process of Spring Hybrid Maize Production happen to come across School Agriculture plot left fallow at Sarpang Higher Secondary School (SHSS) due to lack of plough and shortage of water for crop production. The particular land was found most appropriate for crop production under rain fed condition by using farm mechanization available on hire for the farming communities with the support from Regional Agriculture Machinery Centre (RAMC), Samteling (Bhur) under the Department of Agriculture (DoA).