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  • 5th AFACI General Assembly held in Laos PDR

    1April 3-5: The fifth Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) General Assembly was held in Laos PDR at Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane. It was organised by the Rural Development Administration (RDA) and National Agriculture and Forestry Institute (NAFRI) of Laos PDR.

    The Assembly shared the AFACI project progress and discussed future direction to increase performance of each project. It was attended by more than 90 delegates including the Minister, vice Ministers and other signatories from its member countries and RDA, Korea. Representatives from its partner organisations, Korean Embassy in Laos PDR, KOICA and KOPIA Centres also attended it.

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  • MoAF to roll out new crop-cut methodology for paddy and maize

    The present crop-cut methodology adopted across the 20 Dzongkhags is seen to be not uniform, standard and often lacking technical soundness. The selection of the farmers or plots for crop-cut is often done subjectively based on convenience and as such probability concept cannot be applied.IMG_0130

    Therefore the ministry, led by RNR Statistics Division (RSD), with technical and financial support from FAO, has recently come up with a standard and technically sound manual that details how crop-cut for paddy and maize should be conducted by the Extension Supervisors in the field.

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  • Yogurt production started in Sarpang

    Yogurt from Sarpang
    Yogurt from Sarpang

    Sarpang, March 30: The National Dairy Research Centre, Yusipang jointly with the Sarpang Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Rural Livestock Project (RLP) and the Regional Livestock Development Centre in Zhemgang established the Yogurt Plant at Dekiling. It will be operated by the Lothuen Om Detshen that was established in 2008 and currently has a total of 172 members.

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  • Shortlisted candidates for posts of Nightguard/Sweeper

    The following candidates have been shortlisted for the post of Night guard/Sweeper and Animal Attendant (ESP). They are asked to report on 26/03/2018 at 9:30 AM at Regional Pig and Poultry Breeding Centre, Lingmethang for interview with the required documents. This has reference to vacancy announcement order No. RPPBC/10/2017-2018/228 dated 2nd March, 2018.

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    1Mr. Dorji Wangchuk10707000636
    2Mrs. Pema Dema10702001937
    3Mrs. Ugyen Tshomo10711002786
    4Mrs. Rinchen Zangmo10713002803
    5Mrs. Selden10706000557
    6Mrs. Tenzin Pelden10710001609
    7Mrs. Norbu Lhamo10713000796 

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