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  • National Training on Use of Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) for CAPI based Agriculture Censuses and Surveys

    1-5 October 2018, Paro: With support under the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) program of FAO, a national training on the use of CSPro for conducting computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) based Agriculture Censuses and Surveys is underway at Paro. The objective of the training is to train statistical and ICT officers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) on using CSPro to design a CAPI based questionnaire and setting up the underlying ICT infrastructure for the transfer of data from the field.

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  • BAFRA awards Product Certification License to Food Industries

    12 September 2018, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), awarded product certification license to Zimdra Foods Private Limited, Phuntsholing and VEEN Waters Bhutan Private Limited, Samtse.

    For Zimdra Foods Private Limited, the license was awarded for the manufacture of fruit juices while for VEEN Waters Bhutan Private Limited, the license was awarded for the manufacture of Packaged Natural Mineral Water.

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  • Thrue Bab- 23rd September 2018- Blessed Rainy Day

    Blessed_Rainy_Day-2017Tomorrow, Sunday 23 September 2017, the Bhutanese will be observing Blessed Rainy Day.

    Blessed Rainy Day is the holiday marking the end of the monsoon season in Bhutan. On this day all natural water resources in the country are considered to be sanctifying and an outdoor bath will cleanse all of bad deeds, obstructions, defilements and accumulated bad karma. Families traditionally gather for a meal of thup at breakfast time. The holiday also marks the end of the farming season and the beginning of the harvest season.

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  • Annual Writeshop held at ARDC-Wengkhar

    September 17-18, Mongar: Staff from the Agriculture Research Development Centre (ARDC)-Wengkhar, its sub-centres and Office of the Programme Management-CARLEP attended the annual writeshop to document research papers and other developmental works from the past year and enhance its proper documentation and information dissemination.

    The writeshop finalised papers for international journals, Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture, Sanam Drubdrey and articles for CARLEP website.

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  • Thimphu Tshechu: 19-21 September 2018

    Thimphu-TshechuAll government offices and schools in the capital city, Thimphu, will be closed from 19 to 21 September 2018 to observe one of the biggest festivals in the country- the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days beginning on 10th day of the 8th month of lunar calendar.

    This Tshechu is witnessed by thousands of people many of which travel from neighboring Dzongkhags (districts) to attend the festivities. The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the Gods.

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