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  • Thrue Bab- 23rd September 2017- National Holiday

    Blessed_Rainy_Day-2017Tomorrow, Saturday 23 September 2017, all Government Offices that usually open on Saturdays too, and schools will be closed to observe Blessed Rainy Day.

    Blessed Rainy Day is the holiday marking the end of the monsoon season in Bhutan. On this day all natural water resources in the country are considered to be sanctifying and an outdoor bath will cleanse all of bad deeds, obstructions, defilements and accumulated bad karma. Families traditionally gather for a meal of thup at breakfast time. The holiday also marks the end of the farming season and the beginning of the harvest season.

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  • Request for Expression of Interest

    The Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests would like to  invite EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) from certified consultancy Firms for the following activity :-

    “Developing an Agro-met Decision Support System for Farm Advisory” Consultancy firms will be screened and eligible ones will be requested to submit the proposal for the consultancy service.

    For further information, the interested firms may call at (+975)-2-322228 from 09:00 to 17:00 hours. Expression of Interest must be delivered to the Department of Agriculture on or before October 9, 2017.

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  • World Bank partners with Bhutan to Improve Agriculture Productivity and Food Security

    The World Bank Country Director and Bhutan's MoAF Minister with the FSAPP Operations Manual
    The World Bank Country Director and Bhutan’s MoAF Minister with the FSAPP Operations Manual

    September 21, 2017; Thimphu: The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) and the World Bank launched today the $8 million Food Security and Agriculture Productivity Project (FSAPP)  to support efforts to reduce rural poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition to benefit the Bhutanese people.

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  • BAFRA Workshop on Food Import Control System underway

    The two day workshop was inaugurated by Director General, BAFRA with funding support by RGoB
    The two day workshop was inaugurated by Director General, BAFRA with funding support by RGoB

    19 September 2017, Thimphu: A two days consultative workshop on Food Import Control System (Criteria for Good Importing Practices and Food Import Licensing and Inspection Processes) is underway from today organised by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), MoAF, at Chuniding Resort, Thimphu.

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