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  • National Training Workshop on SUA/FBS underway

    1Phuentsholing, 4-8 June: A five days national training workshop on compilation of Supply Utilisation Account (SUA)/Food Balance Sheet (FBS) is underway at Phuentsholing. FBS is a national accounting/statistical framework, presenting a comprehensive picture of the pattern of a country’s food supply during a specified reference period. It will provide important statistics that are crucial in making evidence-based planning and formulating policies.

    The main objective of the training is to enable participants from relevant departments/agencies of RGoB, who are directly involved in food related data collection/processing to understand the concept of SUA/FBS and compute the FBS for Bhutan.

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  • Statistics on electric fencing as of February 2018

    This statistical report is based on data provided by National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) under the Department of Agriculture, MoAF. It presents the Dzongkhag level data on length in kilometres of electric fencing constructed in the rural areas, number of beneficiaries and area of land by type (dryland or wetland) brought under electric fencing by various actors including Department of Agriculture, Department of Forests and Park Services, Dzongkhags, various projects, and also to a lesser extent by some NGOs such as Tarayana and private land owners themselves.

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  • Statistical release on School Agriculture Program (SAP) as of December 2017

    This statistical release is based on data provided by the School Agriculture Programme (SAP) under the Department of Agriculture (DoA), MoAF. SAP is a joint initiative of the MoAF and MoE. It started with six pilot schools in the year 2000 and now it has expanded to 303 schools in the country. Schools having SAP engage in agricultural activities by students within the school campus with the objective to improve kids’ nutritional requirements and also to inculcate farming as an alternative livelihood option in later life. By far vegetable growing is the most common activity under SAP but others such as egg production, pig rearing and mushroom cultivation are also carried out in some of the SAP schools. The DoA organises regular trainings for SAP focal teachers at College of Natural Resources and Rural Development Training Centre. SAP schools also receive input support such as tools, seeds, plastic houses, organic fertilizers etc

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  • Statistical release on agriculture/horticulture inputs for Jan-Dec 2017

    This statistical release is based on the analysis of agriculture and horticulture inputs data sourced from National Seed Centre (NSC), Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC-Wengkhar), National Organic Programme (NOP) and National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) for the period January-December 2017. Agriculture and horticulture inputs include seeds, seedlings, fertilizers and plant protection chemicals to enhance agriculture production. It presents the production of seeds & seedlings, import of seeds, Dzongkhag wise distribution of agriculture and horticulture inputs and the price list of inputs during January to December 2017 period.

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