• 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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  • Selection Interview

    This is to notify all concerned CNR Diplomas who has applied for various posts as advertised in MoAF Website dated August 14, 2015 and Kuensel dated August 15, 2015 that the Selection Interview will be held as detailed below:

    S1. NoField Date Time Tentative Venue
    1Livestock4th September 20159.30 A.MDoL Conference Hall
    2Agriculture4th September 20159.30 A.MDoA Conference Hall
    3Forestry4th September 20159.30 A.MHRD Conference Hall

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  • Livestock Department and Kasetsart University joins hands together

    The Hon'ble Lyonpo handing over the signed LoU to the University Dean
    The Hon’ble Lyonpo handing over the signed LoU to the University Dean

    August 25, Thimphu: The Department of Livestock and Kasetsart University, Thailand signed a letter of understanding (LoU) to promote long term scientific and technical collaboration in livestock field.  The University has the biggest teaching veterinary hospital with advanced treating facilities for animals which is expected to help Bhutan in enhancing its existing capacity.

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