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  • Farmers learn about Fruit Thinning and Harvesting Techniques

    wengkhar20 June 2014, RC Wengkhar: A total of 35 orchard owners completed their final round of crop management training under the Systematic Training and Orchard Development Program for the 2013-14 Financial Year.

    The current batch of orchard owners have already undergone two rounds of training- Awareness on Available Technologies and Fruit Cultivation Practices. The recent training is specifically imparted on fruit thinning and harvesting of temperate and subtropical fruit plants. The training comprised of both in-house theoretical sessions and hands – on practice in the research and farmers’ fields.

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  • Training on Electronic Traceability for Agricultural Trade Facilitation and Smallholder Integration

    The traners with Hon'ble Secretary and Hon'ble Minister of MoAF and ED of BAFRA
    The Trainers (extreme left and right) with Hon’ble Secretary and Hon’ble Minister of MoAF and ED of BAFRA

    16 -18 June, Thimphu. A three days training on Electronic Traceability for Agricultural Trade Facilitation and Smallholder Integration was conducted with an aim to identify trade facilitation measures and building capacities of government and private sector stakeholders to promote intra-regional learning of such measures in the Asia–Pacific region. The training was organised by the Trade and Investment Division (TID) at UN- Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and theBhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA).

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  • President of JICA calls on Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests

    President of JICA with the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests
    President of JICA with the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests

    17 June, Thimphu. The President of JICA Mr. Akihiko Tanaka along with Chief Secretary from THE office of JICA President Mr. Yusuhiro Tojo, Deputy Director General of South Asia Department under JICA Mr. Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative of JICA Bhutan office Ms. Yumiko Asakuma and Second Secretary from Embassy of Japan Mr. Hedeki Taniguchi paid visit to Minister of Agriculture and Forests Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji and Secretary Dasho Tenzin Dhendup.

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  • World Day to Combat Desertification

    Before the land management campaign
    Before the land management campaign

    17 June, Lhuntse: Joining the world as an additional opportunity to promote public awareness on desertification and to implement activities to combat the issues, the National Soil Services Center (NSSC) under the Dept. of Agriculture, MoAF observed the World Day to Combat Desertification at Jarey Gewog under Lhuntse Dzongkhag.

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  • Workshop on “Dairy Processing and Product Diversification”

    UntitledNational Dairy Development Centre, an apex body mandated to coordinate and oversee dairy development activities across the nation conducted a two days workshop on “Dairy Processing and Product Diversification” from 17 June to 18 June, 2014 at Mini Dairy Plant Wangchutaba. The workshop was first of its kind and was focused to provide in depth knowledge on dairy product processing for the Dairy focal officers in Dzongkhags and Regional Livestock Development Centres (RLDCs). The workshop was opened by Mr. Naiten Wangchuk, Chief Livestock Officer. The participants were from Thimphu, Haa, Paro, Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Sarpang, Chhukha, Samtse and RLDCs of Tshimasham and Wangduephodrang.

    The workshop provided participants with basic dairy processing skills through adoption of appropriate technologies and improved dairy management practices particularly “Clean Milk Production” at farm level and thereafter. The participants were also provided hands-on training on Yoghurt Production Technology on the second day.

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