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  • NDRC and BAOWE: Paving the way for a profitable future

    Untitled-1March 14-17, Zhemgang: The National Dairy Research Centre (NDRC), Yusipang collaborated with Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAOWE) to provide training on dairy products processing, diversification and packaging for Dairy farmer groups of Buli, Panbang, Trong, Ponchula, Tama and Tshalajong. The training was a part of the Project TA-BHU 9016, decentralised coordination and partnership for gender equality, funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR 9155) through the ADB. The TA provides support for capacity building and exposure for women farmer groups in Zhemgang, Trashigang and Trongsa for various agricultural, livestock and medicinal plant activities.

    The resource persons from NDRC trained the BAOWE group members at the RNR centre of Samtenling, Gelephu. Participants were imparted theoretical lessons on production of clean milk at farmer level. Training also emphasised the importance of producing clean milk with low microbial levels on the final quality and shelf life of finished products as well as impact on human health. Participants were provided both theoretical and practical lessons on platform milk tests to be conducted while receiving milk from individual farmers. They were made aware of the need to conduct platform milk tests on all samples and the need to reject milk of poor quality was emphasised. Raw milk that passes all the platform milk tests is suitable for collection and supply to the processing unit for production of dairy products.

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  • Exit Interview as part of Exit Management

    Posted on by ICTD, MoAF

    Picture1As part of Exit Management, the Ministry of Agriculture & Forest has initiated a system to gather feedback and recommendations from the exiting civil servants from the civil service through exit interview. The objective of initiating such system is basically to gather and understand the key strengths and weaknesses of the agency with regards to its performance wherein the feedback will be used to improve the current existing system.

    Besides, thanking civil servants for their commitment and contribution, during the exit interview, questions were asked to get views on what is working well, what is not working well and recommendation for improvement. A first of its kind was carried out with Ms. Kinley Pelden, Chief Regulatory and Quarantine Officer, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority who resign from service after serving 17 years of dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum. In order to fulfill the above objectives, these good practices of Exit Management Interview will be conducted for every civil servants separating from the service.

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  • 2nd May 2017: Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo- National Holiday

    3rd_KingMay 2 is a Public holiday in Bhutan. It is the Birth Anniversary of the Third King of Bhutan. It is also celebrated as Teachers’ Day because it was the Third Druk Gyalpo who began the modernisation of the country and established a modern educational system.

    Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the Third Dragon King of Bhutan, was born on May 2, 1929. He succeeded to the throne in 1952, following the death of his father Jigme Wangchuck. The new Druk Gyalpo immediately began to take steps toward modernisation of Bhutan.

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  • French Ambassador calls on Hon’ble Agriculture and Forests Lyonpo

    DSC06350April 27: His Excellency, Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, the Ambassador of France to India called on the Hon’ble Agriculture and Forests Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Francois from New Delhi and Dr. Francoise Pommaret from the Royal University of Bhutan.

     During the meeting, their Excellencies talked on the possible areas of cooperation in terms of agriculture, forests, food processing and niche products. The Ambassador also shared his interest in the technical cooperation.

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  • Hon’ble Lyonpo attends the 10th Asia-Pacific Cooperative Minister’s Conference

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    April 18-21: The Hon’ble Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MOAF), Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, participated in the 10th Asia-Pacific Cooperative Minister’s Conference on Visioning ahead to 2030; “Promoting Stranger Partnership between Government and Cooperative Stakeholders in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals” at Hanoi, Vietnam.

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