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  • 2nd Batch Training on Research Methodologies and Scientific Paper writing underway at AMTC, Paro

    27th August – 1st September 2018, Paro: The Agriculture Research and Extension Division, Department of Agriculture (DoA) is conducting the second round of Training on Research Methodologies and Scientific Paper Writing for the Young Agriculture Officers under Department of Agriculture.  A total  of 28 Agriculture Scientists from Agriculture Research and Development Centres (Bajo, Samtenling, Wengkhar & Yusipang), Central Programs (NPPC, NSSC, NMC, NSC, NPHC & AMC), and Agriculture Production Division are participating in the training.

    The objectives of the training are:

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  • Hon’ble Advisor meets Ministry’s officials

    The PPD Chief presented on the overall activities of the Ministry

    August 21, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Advisor, Dasho Penjore met with Dasho Secretary and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests yesterday. During the meeting, Dasho Penjore was presented on the overall activities of the Ministry highlighting the 11th and 12th five year plans. Two of the important flagship programs for 12th five year plans including organic and highland programs along with a consolidated presentation on FMCL, GBCL and BLDCL were also presented.  The meeting served as a forum for discussions and raise issues to further improve the presented programs.

    -ICTD

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  • Fourth Mushroom Festival held at Geney

    August15-16, Thimphu: The fourth annual mushroom festival was held in Pehizhi Goenpa, showcasing the tradition and culture of the Geney geog and promoting conservation and sustainable harvesting and marketing of the mushroom. The opening of the  festival was graced by Director General, BAFRA and senior officials from Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Thimphu Dzongkhag, geog administration, Tourism Council of Bhutan, tourists, students and Geney people.

    DG BAFRA during the opening of the ceremony
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  • Strengthening Farm Mechanization Project Phase II, JICA completed

    10 August, Paro: The four years project on “Strengthening Farm Mechanisation Project “Phase II under support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) completed successfully on 10th August 2018 with the achievement presentation by the project manager. The Honorable Dasho Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests graced the last Joint Coordination Committee meeting of project in presence of Mr. Koji Yamada, Chief Representative, JICA, Director, DoA, Ms Chisa Togo, Assistant Director, Tokyo and officials from JICA office, Thimphu, DoA , AMC and FMCL  at Agriculture Machinery Centre conference hall, Paro. The project had initiated to support the research and development of farming technology, standards and testing of farm machines and the better hiring models for the execution of hiring services in the country.

    The Hon’ble Dasho Secretary on behalf of Royal Government of Bhutan expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the project officials and JICA for continued support in enhancement of farm mechanisation in our country.

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