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  • DoA completes installation and test running of three Modern Rice Processing Plants

    riceThe Department of Agriculture has installed three modern rice mills of 1ton per hour capacity at Bajo in Wangdue, Mithun in Tsirang and Phuntshothang (Bhangtar) in Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag. These rice mills are being installed as part of the rice commercialisation program of the department which basically focuses on improving rice productivity and production, increasing profitability of rice farmers and, improving post harvest and marketing aspects of the rice commodity in the country.

    Installation works were carried out by Sherub Enterprise, a private firm based in Paro (a private firm specialised in agri-business). Initial test running of these three rice mills have been successfully completed and are ready for inauguration and operations. The rice mill test run was coordinated by RDC Bajo in collaboration with the Dzongkhags, Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL), Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) and Sherub Enterprise.

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  • Picture Story:

    workshop in progress
    workshop in progress

    21-22 July,Thimphu: A two days Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan organised by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) is underway at National Institute of Traditional Medicine (NITM) Hall in Thimphu.

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  • Handing/Taking of the Japanese KR-II Grant 2012

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    His Excellency Mr. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan and Hon’ble MoAF Minister at handing-taking over ceremony

    21 July 2014: AMC, Paro: With the handing/taking eremony of the KR-II Grant 2012 at the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) in Paro, the Hon’ble Chief Guest, His Excellency Mr. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan officially handed over 152 units of power tillers to His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests.

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  • Contract Fodder Production: Platform for Lucrative Income Generation in Farmers Group

    Harvesting of green fodder
    Harvesting of green fodder

    Gelephu, Sarpang: Yangchenphu is a small village in Dekiling geog (towards Gelephu highway) situated 8 km from the Dzongkhag headquarters of Sarpang. It has a sparse settlement comprising only 25 households. The farming system more or less practices mix farming with little or no access to modern farming technologies. Their traditional farming is deprived of field irrigation as the water source is inaccessible. It is also de-motivated by the inflection of wild animals that causes destruction to their crops. These gradually defeated interest in farming, as a result of which the fields remained fallow.

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