• Sanam Lyonpo meets Ambassador of Israel to India

    Meeting in progress

    March 11, Thimphu: His Excellency Dr. Ron Malka, the Ambassador of Israel to India based in New Delhi called on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    Welcoming the Ambassador, Lyonpo extended his acknowledgement to Israel for supporting the Bhutanese youth in agriculture farming. Their Excellencies discussed further on how collaboration can be strengthened between two countries. As Israel is advanced in agriculture technology, the Ambassador shared its keen interest to share the technology and exchange knowledge for the benefit of both countries.

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  • Notification

    This is to notify all Food Importers that seaweeds which was banned by Ministry of Agriculture and Forests vide Notification BAFRA/MoAF/5-47/170 dated  14 November 2016 are now allowed for importation upon production of valid Certificate of Analysis (CoA) from Accredited Laboratories indicating safe levels of heavy metals. However, the Importers shall seek Import Permit for Seaweeds from BAFRA, Head Office, Thimphu prior to importation. The Import permit application form is available on the BAFRA website (www.bafra.gov.bt), as well as all BAFRA Offices (including Head Office) which shall be accompanied by Certificate of Analysis (CoA) from Accredited Laboratory for each batch of product to be imported, against four heavy metals (mercury, lead, In-organic arsenic and cadmium).

    Failing to comply with this Notification will be dealt as per the Food Legislations.

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  • Community AI Technicians training held at Tading

    Samtse: In order to apply the modern biotechnology efficiently for the better benefit of dairy farmers, three weeks long training for 10 community artificial insemination (AI) technicians was held from 11 February to 5 March 2019 at Tading.

    The hands-on-training was provided on right procedure/techniques to artificially inseminate cattle. Besides, lessons on animal reproduction and breeding added knowledge and skills of the participants to carry forward AI task for their community confidently. All accessories required for carrying out AI was also provided.

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  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forests signs Annual Performance Agreement today

    8 March, Thimphu: The Annual Performance Agreement (APA) for the year 2018- 2019 between Dasho Secretary and head of the Departments/agencies was signed today at Ministry’s conference hall in presence of Hon’ble MoAF Minister. The APA for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan was signed between Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble MoAF Minister and MoAF Secretary on 7 March.

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