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  • Students Field Trip to the Integrated Agriculture Technology Farm at Wangsisina

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    Students and Teachers going around the farm

    7 May, 2016, Wangsisna, Thimphu: Over 100 students from 19 different Middle Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of Thimphu and Paro Dzongkhag made a study tour to the Integrated Agriculture Technology farm, Wangsisina. The IATF in Wang Sisina under Mewang Gewog was conceptualised and given its present form by the Thimphu Dzongkhag Administration in 2014.

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  • National Livestock Workshop underway

    Hon'ble Lyonpo adressing the workshop
    Hon’ble Lyonpo adressing the workshop

    May 9-10, Thimphu: Around seventy officials including the Division Chiefs, Program Directors, Dzongkhag Livestock Officers among others are attending the ‘National Livestock Workshop’ with a theme, “Taking stocks of the progress and gearing towards the future’. The Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji graced the opening ceremony at the conference hall of the Royal Society for Protection of Nature.

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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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  • 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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  • Scientific Pig Breeding and Management Training underway at Gelephu

    Untitled-1May 3-9, Gelephu: Fifteen participants including Piggery Focal Persons from RLDCs of Wangdue and Zhemgang are attending a week long training on ‘Scientific Pig Breeding and Management’ at the National Piggery Research Centre (NPiRC). The training is particularly focused on two potential Dzongkhags of Tsirang and Sarpang.

    Both theory and practical module of two-way learning process is being adopted. The training will cover the proposal writing, feasibility study and cost benefit analysis of the farm business in addition to overall farm management aspects.

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