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  • One day Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Food Standards held

    Chaired by the Director General of BAFRA, a total of 25 participants from relevant key government agencies and private based food industries and BAFRA officials attended

    17 May 2017, Thimphu: A one-day Stakeholder Consultation Meeting was organised by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on the following Draft Food Standards (mandatory standards or technical regulation) at the Terma Linca Resort and Spa, Babesa yesterday on 16 May 2017.

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  • Potato variety rich in Iron and Zinc released to address Malnutrition and enhance Income.

    The new potato variety introduced from International Potato Center, Lima, Peru has high Iron and Zinc content and also rich in Vitamin C. It is a red variety and oval in shape which is preferred by farmers and export market. It also has good chipping quality. New variety has a yield potential of more than 11mt /ac which is more than double the existing national average. The variety is expected to help address the malnutrition situation in the young children as it is one of the most preferred food items among children.

    Similarly, two upland paddy varieties have also been accepted for release. One of the new varieties is local selection (Zangthi 2) from Zangthi Village in Samdrup Jongkhar and other one is introduced from Nepal. Both the varieties have red grains and have yield potential as par with the normal season paddy. Continue reading  Post ID 7465

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  • BBS1 TV: Panel Discussion today on School Garden for Food and Nutrition

    There will be a panel discussion in English today, Monday 15 May 2017 on ‘School Garden for Food and Nutrition’ on BBS 1 TV after the 9 PM News in English.

    The panelists will be from the Department of Agriculture, Department of Education and International guests from VeGoTs Project.

    Everyone is encouraged to watch.

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  • A Power Tiller each handed over to 4 Geogs of Thimphu Dzongkhag

    Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji handing over the 4 Power Tillers

    15 May 2017, Wangsisina, Thimphu: On Saturday, the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, handed over one Power Tiller each to four geogs of Thimphu Dzongkhag namely Kawang, Chang, Mewang and Genekha. This is the second time that a power tiller each is being distributed to these geogs, though the first time it was to all eight geogs of Thimphu Dzongkhag.

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  • Short-listed candidates for basic operator/dry sweeper and farm attendants, ARDC Bajo

    The following applicants for the post of Basic Operator/dry sweeper and farm attendants under ESP category advertised vide No.ARDC-B/ADM-07/2016-2017/ 1392 dated May 01, 2017 have been short listed  as mentioned below.

    Therefore, the selection interview shall be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9.00 AM in the office of the Program Director, ARDC, Bajo, Wangduephodrang failing which the candidature will not be entertained by the HR committee of the Centre.

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