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  • More power tillers to help farm mechanisation and services

    Dr. Kunihiro Tokida and Dasho Tenzin Dhendup at the 'Minutes of Meeting' signing
    Dr. Kunihiro Tokida and Dasho Tenzin Dhendup at the ‘Minutes of Meeting’ signing

    March 11, Thimphu: The Royal Government of Bhutan has requested JICA to support a project called, ‘Chiwog grant assistance for Farm Mechanisation and Services’, 1450 nos. of power tillers has been requested under the project. To discuss further, a preliminary survey team from JICA led by Dr. Kunihiro Tokida is in the country from March 9-14.

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  • Egyptian Ambassador calls on Hon’ble Lyonpo

    1March 6, Thimphu: His Excellency, Mr. Hatem Elsayed Mohamed Tageldin, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to India called on Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji.

    During the meeting, His Excellency encouraged Bhutan to join the African – Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO).  He shared that Egypt is one of the experienced countries in the field of agriculture and have achieved lots of centre for excellence in the field.  He further stated that Egypt had trained lots of people from African and Asian countries especially through the organisation, AARDO.

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  • Delegation from DNPWPC, Thailand visits Bhutan


    Thai delegetes 2A seventeen member team from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, (DNPWPC) led by their Director General, Dr. Nipon Chotibal was in the country from March 3-8 to study the forest management system and practices, particularly the protected area system management and Payment for Environmental Services (PES) in Bhutan.

    This kind of study tour from the DNPWPC is an indication of the special relationship that the two countries share and particularly between the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) and DNPWPC. The visit is aimed to strengthen the existing relationship and provide more opportunities for sharing experiences in protected areas, natural resources management and sustainable development particularly between DoFPS and DNPWPC. The DoFPS facilitated the delegation visit.

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  • Peri-urban Mushroom Introduction in Mongar

    A joint initiative of Geog Agriculture Extension, Researchers and Farmers

    With farmers realising opportunities from mushroom cultivation, 27 farmers (20 Women and 7 Men) from 8 villages nearby Mongar town adopted Shitake Cultivation though a join initiative of Geog Agriculture Extension Office at Mongar, RDSC Khangma and Farmers. The geog extension coordinated and facilitated hands on training programs with Technical Assistance and equipments support from RDSC Khangma Mushroom Spawn Unit, RDC Wengkhar and farmers sharing cost for other materials, labour and collection of billets. A total of 4,330 billets have been inoculated recently.

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