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  • Agriculture Curriculum for the Secondary Schools reviewed

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    April 25-29, Paro: To create awareness on the self-employment opportunity in Agriculture sector as a long term vision and to supplement nutritious foods for the school children as an immediate objective, the Agriculture for Food Security (AgFS) curriculum has been introduced from classes IX to XII as an optional subject. It has been observed that AgFS is one of the most popular subjects and opted in class IX and X. Currently, there are 39 Secondary Schools implementing the AgFS subjects with about 2200 students.

    A team of subject specialists from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Ministry of Education and Royal Education Council (REC) reviewed the AgFS contents at Drugyel during a weeklong workshop. It was organised by REC and Department of Agriculture with fund support from WFP. The consolidated curriculum will be handed over to the Ministry of Education for further directives.

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  • Ministers visit the Kilkhorthang water reservoir construction sites

    HE Lyonpo visit to Kilkhorthang water reservoir construction sites
    Lyonpo visits Kilkhorthang water reservoir construction site

    May 1, 2016: The Kilkhorthang water reservoir construction in Rubesa Gewog was visited by the Minister of Health and Minister of Agriculture and Forests. The initial investment was Nu. 460,049 and the Funding Agency was the College of Natural Resources through the Climate Change Resilient and Livelihood Program (ICIMOD) and implemented by Geog Administration of Rubesa Gewog, Wangdue.

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  • Hon’ble Lyonpo meets Agriculture Staff and farmers at RDC Bajo and Nahi

    HE Lyonpo meet with four dzongkhag Agriculture extension officer at Bajo
    HE Lyonpo met with the four Dzongkhag Agriculture Officers and Extension agents at Bajo

    30 April, 2016: Bajo– A general meeting took place between the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests and the four District Agriculture Officers and geog agriculture extension officers of the four Dzongkhags of Wangdue, Punakha, Gasa and Trongsa.

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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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