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  • MoAF received 353 power tillers from Government of Japan

    January 10, Paro: His Excellency Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, the Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in New Delhi handed over 353 power tillers worth approximately Nu. 137 million to Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo under the general grand aid ‘The Project for the improvement of Farm Machinery for Hiring Services of Tillage’.

    Bhutan has been the recipient of KR II Grant for almost 40 years and has received 3186 power tillers till date.

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  • Strengthening Vegetable Groups in Lhuentse through CARLEP project

    31 December-7 January, Lhuentse: The training on strengthening of existing vegetable groups in Maenbi and Maedtsho geog was carried out by Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector in collaboration with Geog Administration. The training was focused to those groups that defunct after few years of initial establishment. Two vegetable groups in the Dzongkhag were found to have declined in it’s working mechanism. Hence, these particular groups had reached the critical stage of failing and required upgradation.

    The sector assembled issues and challenges on why the group remained inactive and defunct in the mid of progressing. Thus, lack of coordination and cooperation among members were found to be the core issues that lead groups to remain inactive.

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  • Farm machineries tested at AMC

    One of the mandates of the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) is to ensure the country has safe and efficient farm machinery for farmers.

    The Agriculture Machinery Certification Section had tested 2 models of power tillers namely, Kubota and Yanmar as per the national standards endorsed at Bhutan Standard Bureau (BSB). The team had also tested oil expeller from Karma One Stop. The two models of reapers for harvesting of paddy from Sonam Dongphel and Farm Machinery Corporation Limited were also tested based on the Ministry endorsed standards which are under public review in BSB for national endorsement.

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