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  • DoA completes installation and test running of three Modern Rice Processing Plants

    riceThe Department of Agriculture has installed three modern rice mills of 1ton per hour capacity at Bajo in Wangdue, Mithun in Tsirang and Phuntshothang (Bhangtar) in Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag. These rice mills are being installed as part of the rice commercialisation program of the department which basically focuses on improving rice productivity and production, increasing profitability of rice farmers and, improving post harvest and marketing aspects of the rice commodity in the country.

    Installation works were carried out by Sherub Enterprise, a private firm based in Paro (a private firm specialised in agri-business). Initial test running of these three rice mills have been successfully completed and are ready for inauguration and operations. The rice mill test run was coordinated by RDC Bajo in collaboration with the Dzongkhags, Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL), Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) and Sherub Enterprise.

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Thimphu would like to invite sealed quotations from the national bidders having valid trade license for the following contract:

    ‘Supply of an Autoclave Steriliser & other laboratory consumable items for National Potato Program’

    The tender documents can be obtained from AFD, MoAF, Thimphu on payment of Nu.300/- (non refundable) on any working days from 25 July 2014 to 24 August 2014.

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  • Handing/Taking of the Japanese KR-II Grant 2012

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    His Excellency Mr. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan and Hon’ble MoAF Minister at handing-taking over ceremony

    21 July 2014: AMC, Paro: With the handing/taking eremony of the KR-II Grant 2012 at the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) in Paro, the Hon’ble Chief Guest, His Excellency Mr. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan officially handed over 152 units of power tillers to His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests.

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  • Aeroponic Production of potato minitubers: A successful third season

    Potatoes grown using aeroponic minituber production method
    Potatoes grown using aeroponic minituber production method

    We would like to share some pictures and updates on the aeroponic production of potato minitubers, as we begin this year’s harvest. This is the third season that we, National Potato Program and the National Seed Center (NSC), Paro, have successfully carried out production in the aeroponic unit built with the support of World Bank funded Decentralized Rural Development Project. NSC will also have another unit functional by the next season through the same support.

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