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  • AMC officially hands over machines, equipment, vehicles and land to FMCL

    amc_fmc17 January: Agriculture Machinery Centre officially handed over farm machines, workshop tools and equipment, fabrication machines, vehicles, land and buildings under the phase I to the Farm Machinery Corporation Limited on Friday at the AMTS conference hall in Paro in the presence of the Director, Department of Agriculture. The signing and exchange of the documents was done between the offtg. Programme Director of AMC and the Chief Executive Officer of Farm Machinery Corporation Limited.

    All eight Farm Machinery Service Units (FMSC) which were sub-centres of the regional centres were also handed over to FMCL with all the machines and equipments. Agriculture Machinery Centre is again working on the spare parts verification and it will also be handed over to FMCL under phase II along with geog power tillers once the official verifications are completed. However informally, this lot had also been handed over.

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  • New Research Paper on Soil CO2 efflux from the eastern Himalayas

    The biogeochemistry of mountain forests in the Hindu Kush Himalaya range is poorly studied, although climate change is expected to disproportionally affect the region. To better understand soil C cycling of mountain forest ecosystems, Norbu Wangdi et al. studied soil respiration, its autotrophic and heterotrophic components, as well as the effects of environmental drivers such as temperature and moisture at a moderately high-altitude cool temperate mixed forest and a lower altitude cool temperate broadleaf forest in Bhutan.

    The study was part of the larger through fall manipulation experiment which was part of the BC-CAP project (Climate Change Adaptation Potentials of Forests in Bhutan– building human capacities and knowledge base) jointly implemented by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Department of Forests and Park Services and the BOKU University, Austria funded by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water.

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  • Gasa- From Good to Great- Selling Organic Produce from Gasa

    Dzongdag addressing the farmers, hotel representatives and Ministry officials
    Dzongdag addressing the farmers, hotel representatives and Ministry officials

    11 January 2017, Thimphu: For the first time two vegetables had been certified organic by BAFRA in accordance with the Bhutan Organic Certification System (BOCS) Guidelines 2013 viz. garlic and potatoes from Khatoed Geog in Gasa. This registered farmers’ group is the Rangshin Sonam Detshen from Khatoed Geog.

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