Agriculture Extension and Researchers trained on Basic Rice Production
The Research Development Centre (RDC) Bajo (Wangdue), in partnership with the College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobesa conducted a five day Basic Rice Production course for extension agents of Trongsa, Punakha, Bumthang, Dagana and Wangdue from February 26 to March 2, 2013 at Lobesa.Â The training was designed to help field colleagues in the dzongkhags keep abreast of the Â current developments and improved technologies of rice production. Thirty-seven extension personnel attended the training which had the following broad objectives- Enhance technical knowhow of the field colleagues for improving management practices, Inform our field colleagues about the current developments in rice production science and Equip and update field colleagues on basic rice research and development aspects.
The course contents broadly covered basic rice physiology and production, including basics of plant breeding, nutrient management, insect pest management, basic statistics and research aspects of rice production science. To make the training more field-oriented and interesting, good blends of practical and theoretical sessions were included.Â The training was a part of the Department of Agricultureâ€™s endeavour to enhancing rice production and productivity in the country and it was funded by Decentralised Rural Development Project (DRDP). With this training, RDC Bajo boasts of having trained ninety-four EAs in three batches.
- Reported by: Field Crops Section,RDC,Bajo,Wangdue