• New High Altitude Rice Variety for Tseza Geog

    UntitledRice is the main staple grown by the farmers of Khejo, Daw Zimpa and Tongsho villages of Tseza Geog under Dagana Dzongkhag. There are over 25 households in the three villages and rice cultivation area ranges from 1500 to 1700 meters above sea level.

    About six years back, these villages were affected by a severe hail storm at the time of rice harvest. The rice crop, in general, was severely affected and the Bathram, the common local variety grown then was completely destroyed. Farmers could hardly salvage the seeds for the next season.   To assist the rice farmers, the Dzongkhag Extension office then supplied seeds of the improved red rice variety Khangma maap.

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  • EXECUTIVE ORDER

    With reference to the Executive Order No. SEC/MoA/22/152 dated 12 NOV. 2014, the overall coordination unit for MoAF 60th Birth Anniversary Celebration (MoAF 60BC) has created a new e-mail address moaf60bc@gmail.com

    As such, all the departments and agencies in the Ministry are hereby requested to forward matters related to 60BC to moaf60bc@gmail.com

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  • Training on Paddy Straw Feed Block Production and Rangeland Management

    Untitled17 November, Bumthang: A four days training on Paddy Straw Feed Block Production and Rangeland Management is underway at Narut and Tevethang under Tang Geog in Bumthang Dzongkhag. The main objectives of conducting such training are to create awareness on feed block technology for winter feeding of yaks and impart basic practical skill on rangeland management. The training is attended by 15 households from Narut and Zhebrat communities.

    During the training period, participants are expected to learn feed block technology including crop residue enrichment. They are also going to learn on sustainable rangeland management practice as a part of preparation for upcoming community yak farm. The training is being organized by the National Center for Animal Nutrition, Bumthang and funded by Bhutan Trust for Environment Conservation under the project title “Securing Rangeland Soil Carbon through Community Yak Herding under Thrumshingla National Park.”

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