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  • Farm Machinery standards and testing activities in November

    mmexport1511782519247Ensuring safe and efficient farm machinery through standards endorsement and testing of farm machinery and recommending the same to end users is one of three major mandates of Agriculture Machinery Centre. After intensive awareness on importance of the standards and benefits it has for both the business community and end users, the request to test the farm machinery are pouring in from both public and private firms and which is indeed a positive trend. A few of the activities conducted in the month of November is shared.

    20171127_113135This month, a reaper machine from Sonam Dongphel dealer was tested based on the MoAF standards in ARDC Bajo fields after completing the formal signing agreement. Also the Indonesian made reaper of FMCL is also being tested in ARDC, Samteling field in south and completed today. Also based on the request from FMCL, Mitsubishi power tiller is being tested and the engine performance issue shall be tabled in the upcoming BSB TC meeting. A daily tests on engine performance for different petrol engines was conducted along with JICA expert support through the SfaMP-II, project of AMC, JICA for duration of 3 weeks in this month.

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  • Farm mechanisation training highlights in November

    mmexport1512108956422Training and awareness programmes for farm mechanisation is one of the three major mandates of the Agriculture Machinery Centre at Paro. In pursuance of employment generation and also drudgery reduction in agricultural practices, a few training activities conducted in the month of November are being shared.

    The standard one month long power tiller maintenance and operation trainings were conducted for 5 trainees in Paro and 9 trainees in AMC office, Khangma respectively and certificated issued upon the successful completion of the training today. Also 12 trainees are undergoing the tractor training in AMC office, Samtenling from November 16 onwards which is for a period of two months.

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  • MoAF signs MoU with IRRI, Philippines

    The MoU was signed in the presence of the Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo
    The MoU was signed in the presence of the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo

    November 24,Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos, Philippines for collaboration in research and development and training in rice and rice based systems. The Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji and the Director General for IRRI, Dr. Matthew K. Morell signed the document on behalf of both parties.

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  • Electric fencing –a Blessing to the Farmers of Gomchu village

    The 3.5 kms electric fencing covers 87 acres for a total of 50 households
    The 3.5 kms electric fencing covers 87 acres for a total of 50 households

    19 November 2017, Mongar: Human wildlife conflict has been one of the major constraint for farmers in Bhutan and with more than 69% of the population depending on agriculture, livestock and forest resources, it is a matter of a great concern. The loss of crops and animals immensely impact on the people living in rural areas, who often spend sleepless night guarding their crops and animals from wild animal damage.

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  • NPPC Re-tender: Supply of Laboratory Reagents and Consumables

    The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), Semtokha would like to re-invite sealed bids from  authorised dealers for the Supply of Laboratory Reagents and Consumables.

    The Bid document can be downloaded by clicking here with effect from 9 November, 2017 till 24 November, 2017.

    Date of submission of tender documents is on 24 November, 2017 on or before 1:00 PM. 

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