• Technical Workshop on Risk based Food Imports

    Participants with chief guest
    Participants with chief guest

    26 June, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) is organizing a technical workshop for the food inspectors to discuss the proposed imported food program.The proposed program will identify the procedures for applying and issuing an import permit for food. It will also establish procedures for inspecting imported food at the border and for inspecting food importers against Good Importing Practices.

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  • Bhutanese Farmers try Hybrid Maize

    Hybrid Maize fields at Biru, Samtse
    Hybrid Maize fields at Biru, Samtse

    In order to enhance maize productivity and contribute to food self sufficiency, the National Maize Program at RNR RDC Wengkhar, DoA MoAF explored the potentials of Hybrid Maize as a spring crop mainly as pre rice in fallow paddy fields. A total of five hybrid maize varieties were introduced from Pioneer Seeds, Hyderabad with supports of the Decentralized Rural Development Project, World Bank – Additional Financing, DoA MOAF (DRDP-WB/AF / Maize Research and Development).

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  • Training on Vaccination and Deworming for Poultry Entrepreneurs

    Participants at Tsirang with the resource persons
    Participants at Tsirang with the resource persons

    The Department of Livestock conducted a ten days training titled “Training on vaccination and deworming for poultry entrepreneurs” at Sampheling geog centre, Chukha (for Samtse & Chukha Dzongkhags, 2 – 11 June 2014) and at Damphu, Tsirang for Sarpang and Tsirang Dzongkhags (16 – 25 June 2014) for the poultry entrepreneurs. This training was conducted in collaboration with the Drug Regulatory Authority of Bhutan and implemented jointly by the National Centre for Animal Health and Regional Livestock Development Centres (Tsimasham and Wangdue).

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