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  • Forest Fire Coordination and Planning Meeting held in Gyelpoizhing

    untitled-1November 25, Mongar: Thirty seven participants including ten fire and rescue personals from Kurichu Hydro Power Cooperation (KHPC), ten from the Royal Bhutan Police, five DeSuups, ten forestry personals from Range Office, Gyelpoizhing and two coordinators from Drepong and Tsangkhar community forest fire management groups attended a daylong Forest Fire Coordination and Management Planning Meeting. It was held at the KHPC conference hall with fund support from the Geog Administration, Drepong.

    The meeting was aimed to bring all the agencies under Gyelpoizhing town to work together and share the responsibility on forest fire which is essential to prepare for its prevention and effective response.

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  • Lead Farmer Training for 2016 begins at ARDC-Wengkhar

    14731303_1117043611750424_415418132756432805_nNovember 23-25, Mongar: A training for 42 farmers identified from six eastern Dzongkhags who will be the lead farmers in farmer-to-farmer extension approach, demonstration and awareness for promotion of fruits, vegetables and cereal crops under CARLEP-Agriculture component begun at the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC)-Wengkhar.

    Participants are introduced to the crops and management practices that they will be adopting under CARLEP led by ARDC-Wengkhar. It will be followed by the orchard layout and land preparation in the coming month. Participants will return in January to attend the second training session before taking planting materials to their sites to start implementing what is demonstrated and trained.

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  • Pemagatshel New Divisional Forest Office Inaugurated

    untitled-2A new Pemagatshel Divisional Forest Office was inaugurated at Nangkhor under Shumar geog on 17 November 2016. The venerable Lam Neten of Pemagatshel inaugurated the office in presence of Dasho Drangpon, Dasho Dzongrab, Police Officer in Command, Dzongkhag Sector heads, regional representatives, local government leaders and other people. On the day, Trashi Khadar was also offered to the new Chief Forestry Officer.

    The office will benefit the people in receiving the timely and efficient forestry services. At present, Pemagatshel has two Range Offices, one each at Pemagatshel and Ngangla; three Beat Offices, one each at Dungmaed, Yurung and Nanong, and two Checkposts at Kherogompa and Nganglam.

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  • Farmers learn about Citrus Fruit Drop Collection and Destruction at Drujeygang

    Collection of dropped fruits
    Collection of dropped fruits

    Dagana: About 109 participants including farmers and the Agriculture Extension Officers (AEOs) from geogs of Largyab, Tsangkha, Tsendagang, Gozhi and Dorona attended a campaign on Citrus Fruit Drop Collection and Destruction at Drujeygang geog on 17-18 November. It was organised by the National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) and the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector of Dagana.

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  • Gasa Dzongkhag leading the way in organic crop production

    The first ever registered farmers group Rangshin Sonam Detshen from Khatoed Geog, Gasa was certified as an organic group on 10 October 2016 by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) in accordance with the Bhutan Organic Certification System (BOCS) Guidelines, 2013. The group owns approximately 25 acres of farm land.

    The 50 member group produced 25MT of organic potatoes under strict supervision of the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector, National Organic Program and BAFRA. However, delay in obtaining organic certification compelled some members to sell their produce at the farm gate price of Nu. 25 and about 10 MTs were retained as a seed potato.

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