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  • 3rd Agriculture Research Coordination Meeting underway in Gelephu

    28-30 January, Gelephu: The agriculture officials are attending the 3rd Agriculture Research Coordination Meeting in Gelephu. It will serve as a technical forum for planning, reviewing and endorsing annual research activities proposed by the Agriculture Research and Development Centres and Central Programs of the Department of Agriculture. It will also highlights the emerging issues in agriculture sector and identify the key research needs and priorities.

    The Director, Department of Agriculture at the opening session stated that our research also needs to focus on various emerging issues such as human wild life conflicts, irrigations water management and shortage of farm labours to generate appropriate solutions. She emphasized on streamlining gender disparity, farm feminization, and nutrition and food security issues in the nationally coordinated research trials.

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  • Delegation from Kasetsart University visits Ministry

    23 January, Thimphu: A seven member delegation from Kasetsart University, Thailand led by the Acting President, Dr. Chongrak Watcharinrat met with the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary. Representatives from the departments and non-departments were also present.

    The meeting discussed the human resource development at the University in agriculture, forestry, and livestock fields.

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  • Tender for ARDC, Samtenling

    The Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Samtenling invites sealed bids from eligible Bhutanese firms having a valid trade License for supplying the following for FY 2019-2020 under RDCCRP.

    Sl.No.Tender particularOpening  PeriodBid security
    1.Procurement of General Agriculture laboratory equipment and accessories19th February, 2020 10: 30 AM10,000/-
    2.Procurement of Mushroom laboratory equipment and accessories19th February, 2020 10: 30 AM2% of your total quoted value
    3.Procurement of laboratory accessories5th February, 2020 10: 30 AM2% of your total quoted value

    The Complete set of document can be downloaded from the Ministry website with effect from 21st January, 2020.

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  • The Hon’ble Lyonpo’s five Days Sarpang Dzongkhag visit completed

    22 January 2020: Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor graced the three day 3rd Foothills Festival held from 16-18th January 2020 at Gelephu organized by the Sarpang Dzongkhag Administration. The Festival showcased and sold various Agriculture, Horticulture and Livestock Products put up by Agri-based entrepreneurs, State Own Enterprise (SOEs) and farmers from 12 Gewogs of the Dzongkhag. Dzongkhag also organized marathons, Bicycle race, traditional games and cultural programmes alongside the festival with attractive prizes.

    The three day festival celebrated the foothill Culture, Economy and Landscape with primary objectives;

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