• Power tiller test code & Reaper test code and standard book launched

    18 April, Thimphu: Hon’ble Director, Department of Agriculture (DoA) launched  three books on Farm Machinery Standards in presence of Chiefs, officials from AMC and FMCL at DoA conference hall. The books are for power tiller standard, Walk Behind Power Reaper test code and standard. The books were launched with the objective to introduce safe and efficient farm machineries in the country.

    AMC is mandated to ensure safe and efficient farm machinery use in the country. In line with this objective, Bhutan farm machinery standards are made under the guidance of the Bhutan Standards Bureau.  Based on the set standards, AMC conducts tests on machines which are either manufactured inside the country or are imported and those machines whose specifications and features confirm to the set standards are then issued a certificate.

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  • Multi-stakeholder Workshop for kick starting field implementation of “Bhutan for Life” concluded in Paro.

    17-19th April: Conservation of natural heritages in Bhutan is a legacy passed down to the present generation by our forefathers and the farsighted leadership of our kings have given us a vision and direction for our conservation journey. Today, we have over 51% of the country under a network of protected areas that includes National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuary, Strict Nature Reserve and Biological Corridors and majority of the conservation efforts are donor driven. As the nation gears towards graduating from least developed country (LCD) status to Middle Income Country, it is likely that donor assistance for conservation will dwindle. Therefore, Bhutan for Life was envisioned. BFL is a 14-year financial bridge that allows for immediate improvement in the management of Bhutan’s protected areas for climate resilience, and the prompt delivery of mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity gains, while the country gradually ratchets up its own financing resources.

    In order to kick-start the implementation of the much awaited conservation project for the protected areas of Bhutan, a three day multi-stakeholder workshop was organized in Paro with an objective to provide sensitization on BFL, its functions, roles and processes and mechanisms, to clarify roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in BFL program implementation and, to agree on the working modalities, reporting mechanisms and implementation plan of BFL program.

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  • Program Director of National Highland Research Development Centre, Bumthang appointed

    Upon endorsement of RCSC HR Committee and subsequent to the officer order of MoAF, Dr. Vijay Raika, Specialist III/ES-3 who was working at the National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang as a head of Drug Vaccine and Equipment Unit has been formally appointed as Program Director of National Highland Research Development Centre, Bumthang with effect from 1st April 2019. He has formally received tashi khadar from the Director General and other colleagues from the Department of Livestock.  The Department and the Ministry wish him good luck for his new assignments.


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