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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 hScreen Shot 2017-05-16 at 1.05.15 PMas 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 inScreen Shot 2017-05-16 at 1.14.07 PM 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 7453

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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
    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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  • NPPC website on Pests of Bhutan Launched

    Hon'ble MoAF Minister browsing the website after lauching
    Hon’ble MoAF Minister browsing the website after launching

    12 May 2017, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji today launched the National Plant Protection Centre website on Sharing Plant Protection Resources of Bhutan. The website relates three interconnected products- Document retention (google drive): Help Bhutan build on what has been done before; National Plant Pest Database: Technical resource capturing 30+ years of knowledge on pests in Bhutan (> 200 person-years of work) and Pests of Bhutan Website: Provides the public access to the latest information on identification and management of the most important pests (insects, pathogens, weeds, vertebrate pests) in Bhutan.

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