• Mountain Hazelnuts Kicks Off Grafting Programme at Annual Technical Conference    

    30 January- 2 Febraury, Mongar: Mountain Hazelnuts (MH) conducted a large-scale grafting programme being undertaken with support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests at its Annual Technical Conference held at Gyelposhing College of Information Technology. The grafting programme is designed to rapidly increase nut production by giving hazelnut orchards a full complement of suitable pollenizer varieties. MH field staff, along with hired master grafters, will make approximately 1 million grafts across more than 5,000 acres of hazelnut trees from February – April 2019.

    Staff from the Agriculture Research Development Centre (ARDC) Wengkhar led grafting training sessions for MH field staff at the Conference. Additional ARDC staff will be involved in a series of multi-day field trainings at three locations around the country from 12 – 20 February.

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  • Refresher course on Artificial Insemination Techniques conducted successfully

    10- 23 January, Samtse: Two weeks long refresher course for Artificial Insemination (AI) Technicians was held at Yoseltse, Samtse for 21 Livestock staff of western dzongkhags and government farms. AI is a modern technique applied in Bhutan to artificially breed cattle with quality semen. For higher fertility, the Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT) has to be highly skilled so as to deposit the live semen on the right place (on the female reproductive tract) at the right time. Hence, skills of AIT have to be upgraded regularly to keep abreast with the latest and improved techniques.

    Thus, the refresher course provided an opportunity for field staff to get hands on training on thawing of semen, proper loading of AI gun, application of right techniques for Artificial Insemination, preservation of frozen semen and handling of Liquid Nitrogen which is required to preserve and keep the semen viable.

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  • Tender on supply of equipment/Machines, safety equipment, raw materials & measuring tools.

    Limited sealed tenders are invited from the eligible supplier for the supply of Equipment/Machine, Safety equipment, raw materials & measuring tools as per the list attached and subjected to the terms and condition specified.

    Sl. NoParticularsQtyRateAmountRemarks
    1As per list attached    

    Please note that the tenders should be submitted on or before 15th February 2019 at 12 noon and will be opened at 2:30 pm on same day at the office of the Program Director, AMC, Paro.

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  • Distribution of Sanam Drupdrey 2019  

    The Sanam Drupdrey (RNR-Magazine) 2019 is ready for distribution. Therefore, all Departments/Agencies/Central and Dzongkhag offices under the Ministry as well as interested individuals are requested to collect the publication from ICTD during office hours please.

    – ICTD

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