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  • Notification on promotion of Farm Machinery

    The Agriculture Machinery Centre under Department of Agriculture is mandated to ensure safe and efficient farm machinery use in the country.

    As per the discussion and amendment in 82nd RNR-GNH Committee held on 16th April 2017 any promotion with regards to labour saving farming technology by any agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, AMC is to be informed and involved.

    The Standards and Test Codes of farm machines are being continuously formulated and are endorsed at two levels, as a National Standard (Bhutan Standard Bureau) and Ministry level Standard (MoAF). Following this AMC has now active participation of the private sector enterprises by conforming the specifications and safety features of the machines and equipment being imported, to the set standards.

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  • Advisory note on fall armyworm

    Sign of fall armyworm damage (Photo:ICAR)

    As per the news release by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 14thAugust, 2018, fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) was recently detected in India (first time in Asia) and likely to spread from India to other parts of Asia with South East Asia and South China most at risk.

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    Contract Identification No.: NPPC/Tender/2018-19/01 dated August 17, 2018   

    The National Plant Protection Centre, DoA, MoAF, Semtokha invites sealed bids from the interested eligible bidders having valid Trade license for Supply of Energizers & accessories for electric fencing as depicted in the table below: –

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  • Strengthening Farm Mechanization Project Phase II, JICA completed

    10 August, Paro: The four years project on “Strengthening Farm Mechanisation Project “Phase II under support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) completed successfully on 10th August 2018 with the achievement presentation by the project manager. The Honorable Dasho Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests graced the last Joint Coordination Committee meeting of project in presence of Mr. Koji Yamada, Chief Representative, JICA, Director, DoA, Ms Chisa Togo, Assistant Director, Tokyo and officials from JICA office, Thimphu, DoA , AMC and FMCL  at Agriculture Machinery Centre conference hall, Paro. The project had initiated to support the research and development of farming technology, standards and testing of farm machines and the better hiring models for the execution of hiring services in the country.

    The Hon’ble Dasho Secretary on behalf of Royal Government of Bhutan expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the project officials and JICA for continued support in enhancement of farm mechanisation in our country.

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