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  • Minutes of discussion signed between JICA and the Ministry

    web 3August 31, Thimphu: The Minutes of Discussion on the preparatory survey for the project for improvement of machinery and equipment for construction of rural agricultural road (Phase 3) between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) was signed in presence of the Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

    In response to the request from the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) during the ninth bilateral annual consultation between Japan and Bhutan in 2014 , the Government of Japan (GoJ) had entrusted the preparatory survey to JICA which was headed by Dr. Makoto Inaba, JICA senior advisor.

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  • Picture Story

    August 27, Phuentsholing: The Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji accompanied by the Agriculture and Livestock Director Generals and other senior officials from the Ministry visited the auction yard, store house and office of the Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB), BAFRA office, Karma Feeds and Livestock Central Stores. Lyonpo interacted with the staff and discussed issues and possibilities of improving the existing infrastructures there. The team also visited the BAFRA’s new quarantine office construction site near Toorsa River. At the FCB office, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Karma Nidup presented their activities and achievements followed by updates on farm shop.

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  • 75 cum Bio-gas Digester inaugurated in Samtse

    The Livestok Director General and Program Director for National Dairy Development Centre inaugurating the digester
    The Livestok Director General and Program Director for National Dairy Development Centre inaugurating the digester

    August 28, Samtse: The Director General for Department of Livestock, Dr. Tashi Samdup officially inaugurated the installation of 75 cum Bio-gas Digester at the National Jersey Breeding Centre (NJBC). It was constructed at the cost of Nu. 600,000.00/-which was funded by the Asian Development Bank and RGoB with the technical assistance from SNV, Netherlands.

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  • 2nd Batch of Intensive Training on Farm Mechanisation for Extension Officers

    20150831_101109The Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC), Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is in the process of conducting an Intensive Training on Farm Mechanisation for Extension Officers of the six eastern Dzongkhags. The 2nd batch of such course is being attended by 20 participants from Trashigang and Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag which began on 31 August 2015.

    The training is being provided with the aim to enhance the skills of extension officers in implementing the hiring services. The 12 days training module includes management aspects of hiring services, book keeping, operational, repair and maintenance of the power tiller and other important farm machines.

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  • Feature Story: Ngedup’s Story from Herder to Incubator Operator

    Chicks in the incubator
    Chicks in the incubator

    August 27, Pemagatshel: Nedup, 22 years old from Khinadang village under Zobel geog, reminisces the day when he used to herd the cows in the jungle after failing to qualify for higher studies. As a young and energetic fellow, he aspired to do many things however financial constraints at home prevented him from doing any. He was left alone with cattle herding in the forest which was not his choice but it was a desperate measure in a desperate time. He did not wanted to hurt his parents at any cost however deep in his heart he knew that he can do more than mere cow herding at village.

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