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  • Training on Plant Nursery Irrigation and Soil & Water Management

    The National Citrus Program, Department of Agriculture (DOA), organized a two-day training program on nursery irrigation management in Thimphu from 21-22 April 2016 with the financial support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the EU RNR SSP. The training is being put together as part of the ongoing ACIAR Citrus Project “Adapting Integrated Crop Management Technologies to Commercial Citrus Enterprises in Bhutan and Australia”.


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  • Vermi-compost launched at Bimtar

    vlcsnap-2016-05-03-10h05m32s809April 27, Samtse: The Hon’ble Director General of Department of Agriculture, Mr. Nim Dorji and Offtg. Dasho Dzongda, Dzongrab Phuntsho Wangdi launched the Vermi-composting technology at Bimtar, Norbugang geog. The event showcased the process of composting organic waste. These vermi-compost technology was established on Sarad Gurung’s farm. It will act as a demonstration unit in the Dzongkhag. The program was initiated by ADAO Kinzang Chophel, Samtse  with the fund support for the his demonstration unit and its expansion from National Organic Programme (NOP) in 2015 -2016.

    It is noted that the biggest problem facing the global agriculture today is decline in food production, degeneration in native soil fertility and deterioration in environmental quality due to application of synthetic agro-chemicals like fertilisers and pesticide.

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  • Shortlisted Candidates for CMU

    As per the announcement made in MoAF website dated 8th April’2016 and Kuensel dated 9th 2016, the CMU, Bumthang is pleased to announce the short-listed applicants/candidates for the post of 6 Excavator Operators (ESP) and one sweeper as details mentioned below:

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    The Agriculture Machinery Centre in collaboration with the Engineering Division, Department of Agriculture, Thimphu would like to invite sealed tenders from the National Eligible Bidders for the following works;

    Name
    of  work
    ClassContract Period in MonthsTender SaleLast
    date for bid submission
    Opening Date & TimeCost of tender (non refundable)
    Nu.
    EMD (Nu/%)Work duration
    (Re-tender)
    Construction of
    Compound Fencing for FMSC, Phuntshothang, S/Jongkhar.
    Small3April 27, 2016May 4, 2016May 4, 201600Nu.7,500.003 months

     

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  • Consultative meeting to develop and support Bhutan’s initiative towards Organic Farming

    web 1April 22, Thimphu: A consultative meeting between Korean delegates from the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)-ASIA and Ministry of Agriculture and Forests took place in presence of the Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

    The meeting was conducted to focus on ways to enhance cooperation and support for the organic agriculture development in Bhutan and Korea. Through this meeting, some possible collaborations in training for technical staff in Organic Agriculture, possibility of support to develop organic training and demonstration centre and training and employing young people in organic farming in Korea were discussed.

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