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  • One day Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Food Standards held

    Chaired by the Director General of BAFRA, a total of 25 participants from relevant key government agencies and private based food industries and BAFRA officials attended the meeting.
    Chaired by the Director General of BAFRA, a total of 25 participants from relevant key government agencies and private based food industries and BAFRA officials attended

    17 May 2017, Thimphu: A one-day Stakeholder Consultation Meeting was organised by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on the following Draft Food Standards (mandatory standards or technical regulation) at the Terma Linca Resort and Spa, Babesa yesterday on 16 May 2017.

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  • Picture Story: Thimphu Region Farm Shop Operators’ Capacity Building concludes

    17 May 2017, FCBL Thimphu: A training for farm shop staff is being concluded today at the FCBL Thimphu Region Head Office. The training has 13 participants from farm shops in the Thimphu Region. The training covers segments on Value Chain and Agricultural Marketing, Farm Shop Operation & Management, and the Buy Back Function. The training has been organised by FCBL in collaboration with DAMC/RAMCO with fund support form CARLEP/IFAD, MoAF. Similar trainings are also being conducted in the other FCBL regions. Reported with photo by Pelden Tashi, Regional Manager, FCBL Thimphu Region

    17 May 2017, FCBL Thimphu: A three days capacity building training for farm shop operators is being concluded today at the FCBL Thimphu Region Head Office. The training has 13 participants from farm shops in the Thimphu Region. The training covers segments on Value Chain and Agricultural Marketing, Farm Shop Operation & Management, and the Buy Back Function. The training has been organised by FCBL in collaboration with DAMC/RAMCO with fund support from CARLEP/IFAD, MoAF. Similar training are also being conducted in the other FCBL regions.
    – Reported with photo by Pelden Tashi, Regional Manager, FCBL Thimphu Region

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  • Potato variety rich in Iron and Zinc released to address Malnutrition and enhance Income.

    The new potato variety introduced from International Potato Center, Lima, Peru has high Iron and Zinc content and also rich in Vitamin C. It is a red variety and oval in shape which is preferred by farmers and export market. It also has good chipping quality. New variety hScreen Shot 2017-05-16 at 1.05.15 PMas a yield potential of more than 11mt /ac which is more than double the existing national average. The variety is expected to help address the malnutrition situation in the young children as it is one of the most preferred food items among children.

    Similarly, two upland paddy varieties have also been accepted for release. One of the new varieties is local selection (Zangthi 2) from Zangthi Village inScreen Shot 2017-05-16 at 1.14.07 PM Samdrup Jongkhar and other one is introduced from Nepal. Both the varieties have red grains and have yield potential as par with the normal season paddy. Continue reading  Post ID 7465

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  • A Power Tiller each handed over to 4 Geogs of Thimphu Dzongkhag

    Hon'ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji handing over the 4 Power Tillers
    Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji handing over the 4 Power Tillers

    15 May 2017, Wangsisina, Thimphu: On Saturday, the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, handed over one Power Tiller each to four geogs of Thimphu Dzongkhag namely Kawang, Chang, Mewang and Genekha. This is the second time that a power tiller each is being distributed to these geogs, though the first time it was to all eight geogs of Thimphu Dzongkhag.

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