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  • Field day on Quinoa at RDC Yusipang

    Field Visit by the Chief Guest
    Field Visit by the Chief Guest

    October 1, Thimphu: The Research and Development Centre (RDC) Yusipang organised a field day on Quinoa ( Chenopodium quinoa Wild), a new crop introduced in the country for the first time. The event was graced by the Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji accompanied by Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, the Agriculture Secretary, Mr. Nim Dorji, the Director General for Department of Agriculture (DoA) and other officials from the Ministry.

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  • Medium scale Feed Mill inaugurated in the East

    UntitledTrashigang: A medium scale feed plant was inaugurated in Namla by the Hon’ble Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk, Ministry of Economic Affairs on September 20.

    The 32 ton capacity feed mill will produce cattle, pig and poultry feeds and will supply them to the six eastern Dzongkhags of Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Mongar, Lhuentse, Pemagatshel and Samdrupjongkhar.  Over the past, the supply of concentrate feeds was quite erratic in the east owing to long distance transportation of feeds from other feed companies. With the plant, farmers can now avail feed at affordable prices and the company shall deliver the feeds to the farms wherever possible. Thus, it is expected to solve the earlier feeds related issues in the east.

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  • Officials meets to develop strategic plan on RNR Statistics

    UntitledSeptember 29, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests with support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations conducted a RNR Statistics Committee Workshop to draft Strategic Plan on RNR Statistics (SP-RNRS) at the Tarayana Foundation Conference Hall.

    The workshop discussed the outline and contents of the first-draft of the strategic plan for SP-RNRS and way forward process.

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  • Hybrid Maize Production at Sarpang Higher Secondary School

    Land preparation
    Land preparation

    Sarpang: In the process of Spring Hybrid Maize Production happen to come across School Agriculture plot left fallow at Sarpang Higher Secondary School (SHSS) due to lack of plough and shortage of water for crop production. The particular land was found most appropriate for crop production under rain fed condition by using farm mechanization available on hire for the farming communities with the support from Regional Agriculture Machinery Centre (RAMC), Samteling (Bhur) under the Department of Agriculture (DoA).

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