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  • Hedge plantations carried out along Thimphu – Babesa expressway divider

    A50X294227 July 2015, Thimphu: In commemoration of the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests carried out 6.2 kms hedge plantation along the divider of whole stretch of Thimphu – Babesa expressway last Friday, on 24 July 2015.

    Some 600 Ministry’s staffs based in Thimphu planted around 30,000 seedlings consisting of Jasminum, Forsythia, Ceratostigma and Hypericum species which were raised by National Biodiversity in Serbithang. The design of plantation was done in triangular with Jasminum planted in two rows with other species in single row. The 10 plots of Jasminum was interspersed with one plot of other species.

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  • Ministry welcomes new DoA DG and offers Trashi Khadhar to Livestock DG

    The new Agriculture Director General with Hon’ble Lyonpo

    July 22, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, today received a new Director General for Agriculture Department and offered Trashi Khadhar to Director General of Livestock Department. The Agriculture DG was transferred from the Finance Ministry while Livestock DG was recently promoted.

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  • Picture story

    APA web 221-22 July, Thimphu: The livestock officials including the Program Directors, Farm Managers, Dzongkhag Veterinary Officers, Dzongkhag Livestock Officers from across the country and seniors from the headquarters are attending a two days consultative meeting at the Livestock Conference Hall.

    The meeting will ensure the accomplishment of the proposed targeted activities (2015-2016) for all offices are in line with the parent Department. This was felt necessary following a recent signing of annual performance agreement with the Government. The floor will also discuss field issues and budget among others.

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  • New Wheat Variety for Bumthang Farmers

    DSC_7461RNR-RDC Jakar has been conducting the Winter Wheat Varietal Improvement Program in collaboration with RNR-RDC Bajo (Wheat Coordinating Center) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with the aim to identify potential improved varieties in order to broaden the genetic base in the winter wheat ecosystem; and to provide variety choice to the high altitude farmers. Two lines from Nepal (NL 1064 and WK 1204) and one (Gumasokha Ka) originally from Mexico but released recently by RDC Bajo were evaluated under farmers’ management conditions.

    A field day was organized at Tang and Chumey mainly to jointly assess the performances of these new varieties, gather farmers’ feedbacks and plan future course of actions. Twenty farmers from each site participated actively during the Participatory Varietal Selection process.

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