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  • 26 Power tillers handed over to 26 Geogs

    Hon'ble MoAF Mnister inspecting the power tillers
    Hon’ble MoAF Minister inspecting the power tillers

    24 June, Wangdue: Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji handed over 26 power tillers to the Thrizins of 11 and 15 geogs of Punakha and Wangdue respectively. With this handed over, it will cover 106 geogs as of now. He also expressed his interest to provide the same to the rest 99 geogs as soon as possible .

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    The Central Machinery Unit, (CMU) Bumthang, under the Department of Agriculture is pleased to invite sealed quotation from the interested eligible national suppliers holding valid trade licence to supply the following:

    1. Quotation for tyres, batteries, Equipment accessories parts for the financial year 2015-2016.

    The quotation along with detailed terms and condition can be downloaded from the website www.moaf.gov.bt or contact telephone no. 03631448 during Office hours.

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    RNR RDC Wengkhar, Mongar is pleased to invite sealed quotations from eligible suppliers holding valid trade license for the following supplies in 2015 – 2016 financial year.


    1. Office stationery and cartridges
    2. Electrical and hardware items
    3. Uniform and extension kits
    4. Vehicle spare parts, new Tyre, Tyre resoling and maintenance
    5. Field supplies

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  • Researching Better Winter Wheat varieties for Bumthang


    Two types of wheat are grown in Bhutan: winter or facultative wheat in the temperate drylands and spring wheat in sub-tropical wetlands or rice-based system. While the spring wheat received maximum research and development focus and 5 new high yielding varieties are available, winter wheat has largely been ignored although it is an important cereal for high altitude farmers and area cultivated is considerable. Of recent, the national wheat program has been paying more attention to winter wheat research and development.

    RNRRDC Jakar has been conducting the Winter Wheat Varietal Improvement Program in collaboration with RNNRDC Bajo (wheat coordinating center) and International Center for Agriculture Research in Dryland Areas (ICARDA) with the aim to identify potential improved varieties vis-à-vis broadening the genetic base in the winter wheat ecosystem and provide variety choice to the farmers. The two years of vigorous on-station testing has resulted in narrowing down to potential 21 lines which need further selection.

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