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  • Training Course on Agriculture Policy and Visioning underway

    November 5-9, Thimphu:  A training course on Agriculture Policy and Visioning is underway at IMSL, Serbithang. Enhancing food and nutrition security, improving rural livelihood and management of the environment are the primary mandates of the Ministry and it makes a significant contribution to raising economic growth, employment, exports and poverty alleviation.

    Dasho Rinzin Dorji, the Agriculture Secretary during the opening ceremony said the priority and challenge for the Ministry is to meet the national food self-sufficiency while also generating growth and employment in the sector. He added we need to also recognise the growing concerns and challenges associated to food production such as limited agriculture land, rural-urban migration, human-wildlife conflict, climate change impacts and disasters.

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  • Poultry and Dairy Production Training underway

    rdtc5 November- 4 December, Zhemgang: A group of 17 youths from land allotted through User Right Certificate from Lhuentse & Trashiyangtse (Gulibi, Jagorbi, Trongsu and Tshendung) is undergoing 4 weeks training on Poultry and Dairy Management. During the program they will also be taken on a field visit to Sarpang Dzongkhag to see various Government and private farms.

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  • Ministry’s Interim Adviser visits FMCL

    October 26, Paro:  The Interim Adviser of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Dasho Penjore visited Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (FMCL) to see the activities. Discussing with the staff, Dasho shared that FMCL must focus on its core business mandates given the importance of the institution in Bhutan and the four important components of priority sector lending (PSL) in promoting cottage and small industries in Bhutan. He added that for financial support and sustainability, the company must build a compelling case in the strategy that the new government would be obliged to inject equity willingly and FMCL must reflect provisions of investment from SME Board, financial institutions and FDI and take advantage of investment projects like PSL.

    Dasho’s visit mainly focussed on contract farming and he recommended FMCL to have a clear focus on its core business and then to venture into other businesses like contract farming and engage into supply of oil and lubricants.

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