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  • Operation and maintenance training on power tiller by AMC concludes

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    A month long training on operation and maintenance of power tiller conducted at Paro, Samteling and Khangma offices of the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) concludes on November 1. There were nine, 15 and 20 participants in Paro, Samteling and Khangma respectively who were nominated from Dzongkhags to support as operators in the geog.

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  • JICA partnership project to strengthen organic farming

    representatives-during-the-signing-of-japan-international-cooperation-agency-jica-partnership-project27th October, Thimphu: The Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan signed a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Partnership Project on “Creation of Active Local Communities through the Introduction of Organic Agriculture with the System of Circulating Natural Materials in Bhutan”.

    Mr. Mitsukuni Inaba, Director for NoP-Civil Institute of Organic Rice Cultivation, Mr. Koa Tasaka, Board Member of Asian Rural Institute and Mr. Koji Yamada, Chief Representative of Japan International Corporation Agency Bhutan office represented JICA during the signing while Mr. Ganesh B. Chettri, Offtg. DG of Department of Agriculture, MoAF and Mr. Rinchen Wangdi, Chief of Development Corporation Division GNHC represented Bhutan.

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  • Field day for improved off grid cardamom curing dryer in Dagana

    img_1475A field day programme was jointly organized by the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector and Agriculture Machinery Centre on improved large scale off grid curing dryer for cardamom. It was held on October 25, at farmer’s place in Kana geog under Dagana Dzongkhag. More than seventy farmers from all geogs and all extension officers attended.

    AMC explained the test results and also the advantages of this modified improved curing dryer which is originally from India. Series of modifications were made and had more advantages over the traditional method. It is fire risk free, smoke free and with slow drying rate, the quality is very good. It is dried using heat instead of fire as in traditional method. It is fuel efficient and also can be dried during the rain. The progressive farmer who had installed this technology for tests explained on the huge advantages of this technology and also showed the dried products. He dried more than 2000 kgs on this dryer.

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  • World Food Day celebrated at Laya

    a50x0580October 16, Gasa: The World Food Day this year was celebrated at Laya, Gasa coinciding with the Royal Highland Festival 2016 organised by Gasa Dzongkhag and Department of Livestock.

    Hon’ble Dr. Sonam Kinga, National Council chairperson inagurated the event. Present also were Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji; Minister for Ministry of agriculture and Forests, Hon’ble Lyonpo Damcho Dorji; Minister for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Farmers, students, tourists and other dignitaries.

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  • Air ticket quotation

    National Soil Services Center (NSSC) under Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests located at Simtokha is pleased to invite sealed quotation from authorized ticketing agents for providing confirmed air tickets for the travel of 14 (fourteen) officials from Paro to Bangkok on 13th November’16 & return on 20th November’16.

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