• Livestock Input Farms Strategy and Management Plan launched

    On August 30, the Department of Livestock launched the first edition of Strategy and Management Plan of Livestock Input Farms (August 2019), in pursuit to achieve livestock product self-sufficiency for a prosperous Bhutanese society. The strategy will streamline the mandates and functions of the livestock input farms and commodity centres towards fulfilling 12th five year plan and priorities.

    -Submitted by Department of Livestock

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  • To Happy Retirement – a Tribute to an Agriculturist to the Core

    Mr Ganesh Bahadur Chettri who served in various positions within the Department of Agriculture retired last week after what he described as a memorable, fulfilling and enriching career dedicated to the Tsa-Wa-Sum. The advisor to the Department of Agriculture completed 35 years 5 months having also reached the highest position (ES1) in the civil service.

    Born in 1959 in what is now Yoetsheltse in Samtse, Mr Ganesh B Chettri completed his bachelor’s in agriculture sciences from the University of Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Following a six month stint with other graduates in rural Gongthong in Trashigang working on a rural water supply scheme as part of the National Service he joined the Department of Agriculture, then housed at Kawajangsa, in January 1984. He was soon sent to the then recently established Centre for Agriculture Research and Development (CARD) in Bajo, Wangdue as the officer in-charge.

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  • DoA’s 8th Program Coordination Committee Meeting held

    8th PCCM participants

    28-29 August, Thimphu: The Chief’s of the three divisions, Program Directors of the four agriculture research and development centres and six central programs and concerned officers attended the 8th Program Coordination Committee Meeting (PCCM) of the Department of Agriculture. PCCM is one of the highest-level of decision-making forums of the Department.

    The objectives of the 8th PCCM was mainly to synchronise the plans, streamline the roles of different agencies, deliberate on the program implementation issues and examine the existing policies and acts. The meeting also reviewed the resolution of the preceding PCCM.

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  • Announcement of SAP Literary and Poster Competition-2019

    School Agriculture Programme (SAP), jointly coordinated by Department of Agriculture (DoA), MoAF and Department of School Education (DSE), MoE is pleased to announce the Literary and Poster Competition for SAP Schools.

    Terms and Conditions: Both Essays and Posters should be hand written in A4 paper with clear address (name, class, school and contact details should be written at the back of the paper).

    Interested schools are requested to send only the best 3 articles for each category. The articles or entries should be submitted on or before 20th September 2019. The Posters should be sent by post addressing to SAP Coordinator, Agriculture Production Division, DoA, MoAF while the articles (essays) maybe be submitted either by post or email to asubba@moaf.gov.bt.

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