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  • EU supports exposure visit to Kerala for representatives of Farmers’ Group and Cooperative

    Participation in VAIGA at Trissur

    A team consisting of 15 (6 female, 9 male) representatives of Farmers’ Group (FGs) and Cooperatives and six officials (1 female, 5 male) of Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) are currently undergoing a six-day institutional and exposure visit in Kerala, India for the duration of 6 days (4th to 9th January, 2020). The visit was funded by European Union Technical Cooperation project (EU-TCP) in support of the RNR sector. The tour is being coordinated by the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperative (DAMC) and organized by the Vegetable and Fruits Promotion Council, Kerala (VFPCK). The exposure visit is being coordinated with the objective to enhance the capacity of FGs and Coops in field of RNR production, value addition and marketing. The tour provided an opportunity for participants to understand efficient and cost effective production and processing technologies being implemented in India.

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  • Expression of Interest

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has established One Window Service known as RNR-Enterprise Development and Coordination Unit (RNR-EDCU) to help the potential proponents in establishing the business related to RNR Sector. We are pleased to facilitate potential investors or entrepreneurs from the idea conception to establishing business.

    Therefore the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to call for expression of interest (EOI) from Bhutanese national above 18 years of age, interested to establish RNR sector related business enterprises in the country.

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  • Sanam Lyonpo visits Samtse and Chukha Dzongkhags

    The team at the Samtse surface collection and dredging site

    27-28 September: A team led by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Samtse Dasho Dzondag, representatives of local government and officials from the Department of Forests and Parks Services visited various surface collection and dredging sites at Samtse and Phuentsholing (Pasakha and Toorsa).

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  • Sanam Lyonpo meets delegation from Asian Farmers’ Association

    16 September, Thimphu: A four member delegation from Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA), Philippines led by the Secretary General, Ms. Ma. Estrella Penunia met the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    The delegation is in the country to understand about farmers’ groups and cooperatives as well as share their experiences. During the stay from September 15-23, the delegation will visit Eusu Vegetable Group in Haa, Sampheling Dairy Group in Chukha and relevant non-governmental organisations. The visit is expected to be beneficial for Bhutanese farmers in enhancing their knowledge in terms of value chain and marketing opportunities.

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