• SAARC Regional Experts meets to discuss safe food security

    Hon'ble Director General, DoA with the Participants
    Hon’ble Director General, DoA with the Participants

    August 26-27, Thimphu: The SAARC Regional Expert Consultation Meeting on the status and future prospect of organic agriculture for safe food security in SAARC countries was held for the first time in Bhutan. It was jointly organised by the SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh and the National Organic Programme (NoP), Department of Agriculture (DoA), Bhutan.

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  • Notice Inviting Quotation

    The RNR RDC Jakar, Bumthang, under the Department of Livestock is pleased to invite sealed quotation from eligible suppliers for the supply of the following:

    Name of work:

    • Package 1. Supply of Beekeeping Equipment & Tools
    •  Package 2. Supply of Beekeeping Hive Materials for the financial year 2015-2016.
    1. Duration of supply: –                     Three (3) Months.
    2. Date of Tender sale:                      24/08/2015
    3. Last date of tender sale:               27/09/2015
    4. Date & time of submission:         28/09/2015 before 11 AM  RDC Jakar ADM                             Office, Bumthang.
    5. Date, time & place of opening:     28-09-2015 at 3.00PM in RDC Jakar Mini Conference
    6. Earnest money:                               2 to 5% of the quoted amount.
    7. Cost of Tender documents:          Nu.200 each for Package 1 & 2 above (non-refundable).

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  • Agriculture Technology Garden handed over to school in Thimphu

    The chief guest with officials, teachers and students after unveiling the signpost
    The chief guest with officials, teachers and students after unveiling the signpost

    August 31, 2015, Thimphu: The Council of RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) last Friday handed over 60 decimal Agriculture Technology Garden to Yangchenphu Higher Secondary School (YHSS). BAFRA’s Director General (DG) Namgay Wangchuk formally handed over the garden by unveiling the signpost in presence of officials from Agriculture and Forests Ministry, Education Ministry, Principal, teachers and students of the school.

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  • Meeting Kencho: An Educated Yak Herder of Haa- a Feature Story

    I happened to meet Kencho hailing from Dumcho village in Haa during my visit to Nub Tshonapata Lake on 2 July 2015. He was born to Mr. Tshering and Mrs. Rinzin Lham. His father expired when he was just one month old. He is now 26 years old and still single. His early education began in Tshaphel Lower Secondary School, where he studied from class PP to VIII. Later he continued his education in Paro Shaba Middle Secondary School till class XII. Then he was forced to drop from school, as there was nobody back home to look after the yaks.

    Daily routine: Kencho usually gets up early in the morning at 4:30 AM. He then hastily lights the fire and prepares tea. Tea is offered to the local deity first and incense made from juniper needles is burnt to start a new day. After tea he leaves to milk the yaks with a wooden bucket and a rope. The rope is used to tie the calf while milking and the bucket serves as a container for the milk. Then, he walks up the gentle slope and vanishes from site to gather all the yaks to the tent.

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