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  • Research paper on Individual tree basal area increment models for broadleaved forests in Bhutan

    The correct and accurate assessments of growing stock (stem volume) in combination with forest growth predictions from models are essential for sustainable forest management. So far, no such information exists for the broadleaved forests of Bhutan. This new research paper by Dr. Jigme Tenzin from the Watershed Management Division; Karma Tenzin, a Researcher at Tree Ring Laboratory, UWICE, Yusipang and Dr. Hasenauer, Boku University brings detail information for the broadleaved forests of Bhutan. The paper has been published in Forestry: An International of Forest Research on 27th January 2017.

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  • Inauguration of Kuchi Diana Irrigation Scheme

    20916 January 2017, Samtse: His Excellency, Lyonpo D.N. Dhungyel, Ministry of Information and Communication formally inaugurated Kuchi Diana Irrigation scheme at Yoeseltse Gewog under Samtse Dzongkhag. The irrigation scheme which is 7.2 Km long will benefit more than 300 households of Yoeseltse and Sang Ngagcholing gewogs and it will irrigate more than 950 acres of land.

    The construction started on 6 March 2015 and it was completed on 2 October 2016. The work has been carried out by M/s Chapcha Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

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  • Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo visits the eight geogs under Dagana

    Lyonpo speaking with the people of Gesarling geog
    Lyonpo speaking with the people of Gesarling geog

    January 13-16, Dagana: The Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Member of Parliament for the Drukjeygang Tseza Constituency, officials from Dagana Dzongkhag Administration and MoAF officials, visited the eight geogs of Tashiding, Gozhi, Tseza, Karna, Khebisa, Dorona, Gesarling and Tsendagang.

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  • AMC’s School Farm Mechanisation Programme ongoing

    amc117 January 2017: Twenty-five high school students from eastern Bhutan have been undergoing a one month farm mechanisation training which started from January 3, 2017 at the Khangma office of the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC). The training had been purposely coincided with the students’ winter vacation to enable the training and to engage them fruitfully. The objective of the training is to impart the importance, benefits and opportunities in farm mechanisation activities in the agriculture sector.

    The curriculum consists of operation and maintenance of different farm machineries including the power tiller. The knowledge and skills gained can also be passed on to their families, relatives and village folks upon their return to their villages. Hereafter, this training shall be a routine activity of AMC every January.

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