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  • A Farm Road and Two Farm Shops inaugurated at Punakha

    At the inauguration ofthe farm road
    At the inauguration of the farm road

    22 May 2017, Punakha: Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests last Saturday, 20 May, inaugurated two farm shops and the construction of a farm road in Punakha Dzongkhag.  The construction of the 6.5 kilometers farm road was inaugurated at Yebesa village while a farm shop each for Chhubu and Shengana gewogs were also launched on the same day.

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  • Sunflower, an Additional Source For Cooking Oil.

    Helianthus annuus, or the common Sunflower
    Helianthus annuus, or the common Sunflower

    21 May 2017: During the 2016-17 financial year based on the 11 Five Year Plan, Sarpang Dzongkhag had a target of initiating sunflower production. With the awareness on the viability of the high oil content seeds the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, visited the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) coinciding with the SAARC-Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in Dhaka in 2016.

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  • Lhuentse Farmers learn about Climate Change

    The participants with some of the organisers in the beautiful backdrop of Lhuentse dzong
    The participants with some of the organisers in the beautiful backdrop of Lhuentse dzong

    May 19, Lhuentse: Twenty farmers from seven geogs of Kurtoed, Gangzor, Jaray, Khoma, Menbi, Metsho and Tshenkharla attended a day-long quiz competition on Climate Change (CC). The program was organised to create awareness on its basic information and impacts for better preparedness as climate change today, is regarded as one of the major environmental concerns globally.

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  • Exit Interview for civil servants on superannuation

    Picture1Mr. Jigme Wangdi, Specialist III, DoA superannuated from service with effect from 1 April 2017. He first joined as trainee Officer in the then Department of Research and Development Service, Ministry of Agriculture. While in the service, he served in various capacities as Extension Officer, Research Officer, Principal Research Officer and Specialist III which is equivalent to the Position Level of Director. An Exit Interview was carried out to get valuable feedback and suggestions which will be used for improving the existing system.

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests takes this opportunity to thank for his commitment and contribution to the Royal Government of Bhutan. We heartily congratulate for rendering 33 years of committed and dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum. We wish you and your family a very happy life ahead.

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  • Bhutan and the World Bank Sign 8 Million US$ Grant to Increase Agricultural Productivity

    Hon'ble Lyonpo Namgay Dorji of MoF, Hon'blr Lyonpo Yeshey Dori of MoAF and the World Bank’s Resident Representative for Bhutan
    (left to right) Hon’ble Lyonpo Namgay Dorji of MoF, Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji of MoAF and Mr. Yoichiro Ishihara, the World Bank’s Resident Representative for Bhutan

    Thimphu, May 18, 2017 — The Royal Government of Bhutan and the World Bank today signed a $8 million Global Agriculture Food Security Program (GAFSP) grant that will help increase agricultural productivity and enhance access to markets for farmers in selected gewogs in Southwest Bhutan. The World Bank will be the supervising entity while the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will provide technical assistance for the project.

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