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  • MoAF to roll out new crop-cut methodology for paddy and maize

    The present crop-cut methodology adopted across the 20 Dzongkhags is seen to be not uniform, standard and often lacking technical soundness. The selection of the farmers or plots for crop-cut is often done subjectively based on convenience and as such probability concept cannot be applied.IMG_0130

    Therefore the ministry, led by RNR Statistics Division (RSD), with technical and financial support from FAO, has recently come up with a standard and technically sound manual that details how crop-cut for paddy and maize should be conducted by the Extension Supervisors in the field.

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  • Yogurt production started in Sarpang

    Yogurt from Sarpang
    Yogurt from Sarpang

    Sarpang, March 30: The National Dairy Research Centre, Yusipang jointly with the Sarpang Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Rural Livestock Project (RLP) and the Regional Livestock Development Centre in Zhemgang established the Yogurt Plant at Dekiling. It will be operated by the Lothuen Om Detshen that was established in 2008 and currently has a total of 172 members.

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  • Shortlisted candidates for posts of Nightguard/Sweeper

    The following candidates have been shortlisted for the post of Night guard/Sweeper and Animal Attendant (ESP). They are asked to report on 26/03/2018 at 9:30 AM at Regional Pig and Poultry Breeding Centre, Lingmethang for interview with the required documents. This has reference to vacancy announcement order No. RPPBC/10/2017-2018/228 dated 2nd March, 2018.

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    1Mr. Dorji Wangchuk10707000636
    2Mrs. Pema Dema10702001937
    3Mrs. Ugyen Tshomo10711002786
    4Mrs. Rinchen Zangmo10713002803
    5Mrs. Selden10706000557
    6Mrs. Tenzin Pelden10710001609
    7Mrs. Norbu Lhamo10713000796 

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  • Media Release – World Water Day celebrated with announcement of Wild River BioBlitz

    Thursday 22 March 2018 is World Water Day with the theme “Nature for Water” and to celebrate, the National Biodiversity Centre is pleased to announce the Wild River BioBlitz.

    “We are encouraging everybody to take photographs of wildlife they see in and around our rivers and to upload these images to the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal. You might be surprised at what you find if you look – fish, birds, dragonflies, many species of plants and more,“ said Ms. Sangay Dema, Principal Biodiversity Officer at NBC.

    “We have a network of experts on hand to help identify observations made as part of the Wild River BioBlitz. A new spider was discovered by citizen science as part of a recent BioBlitz in Australia. We are excited by what members of the public might find.”

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