• Establishment of new AI centre at Dophuchen Geog

    The Chief Guest was the Dasho Drungpa of Dophuchen Drungkhag
    The Chief Guest was the Dasho Drungpa of Dophuchen Drungkhag

    28 May 2014, Samtse: To realise better livestock breed and to enhance diary production in the area, a new Artificial Insemination (AI) centre was formally launched at Dophuchen/Dorokha Geog. With this establishment, Samtse Dzongkhag has now 10 Artificial Insemination Centres. The new centre was initiated by the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector with technical supports from various stakeholders under the Department of Livestock. The key objective of introducing the AI Centre in the Drungkhag is to increase the dairy production through inseminating the desired and better breed semen to improve the cattle breed thereby strengthening the dairy farming activity to boost the income of the rural farmers.

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    Quotations are invited by RNR RC, Wengkhar, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, from authorised dealers for various items as listed below:

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    The deadline for the submission of Bids is:
    Date: 1st July 2014
    Time: 10.00 AM (BST).
     The Bid Opening shall take place at RDC Conference Hall, Mongar, Bhutan.

    The outer envelope shall:

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  • Former RNR Family Dr. Kinley appointed Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic

    drkinleyThe appointment of Dr. Dorjee Kinlay as FAO Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic became official this week. A national of Bhutan, Dr. Kinlay holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. His diplomatic and professional career has included assignments with the Ministry of Agriculture, Royal Government of Bhutan, a period as World Wildlife Fund Representative and concurrently Honorary Executive Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature in Bhutan. Throughout his career, Kinlay has dealt with issues of policy and practical implementation in food security and agricultural development.

    Before joining the Food Agriculture Organisation, Dr. Kinley was the Deputy Secretary of the Planning and Policy Division of the erstwhile Ministry of Agriculture.

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  • “Regional Adaptive Trials on Oilseeds in SAARC Countries” consultation meeting

    Experts from the SAARC member states with Ms. Singye Wangmo, Member, SAC GB and Program Director, ICS at the Concluding Session29 May, Paro: Experts from the SAARC member states except for Maldives met to discuss on the need to share genetic resources of oilseed to enhance the production of oil. As such, the consultation meetings took stock of the oilseed research and development in the SAARC member countries and identify set of oilseed crops for sharing germplasm for coordinated SAARC trials.

    Edible Oil is an important source of protein and energy and essential ingredient for preparing food in the SAARC region. Besides cereals, oil seed is one of the valuable and desired crops in the SAARC region for achieving food and nutritional security. But, Oilseed cultivation is becoming increasingly unattractive due to low and unstable yields. Horizontal expansion of area under oilseed is limited due to declining arable area and other competing crops.

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