Rice Fortification Workshop in Punakha

15-16 April, Punakha: The workshop on ‘Rice Fortification: An awareness on food safety and quality management’ is underway in Punakha.

Organized by the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and WFP, around 27 participants from the relevant agencies are attending the meeting including the experts from Delhi, Bangladesh and Thailand.

The meeting is being organized to share the progress updates on food fortification, create awareness on important interventions and to share regional experience among the experts.

Food Self-Sufficiency Assessment

22-26th March, 2021: Food Self-Sufficiency Assessment writeshop for 5 days in Paro to carry out the Food Self-Sufficiency assessment for major agriculture crops. The taskforce members comprises of officials from DoA, PPD and RSD, MoAF. Read more

The Department of Agriculture launches Agromet Decision Support System of Bhutan (ADSS)

Weather and climate information of different lead times need to be translated to make informed decisions and for better management of resources and risks. For instance, farmers in a community will be in better position to avert postharvest loses if they are informed on the rainfall possibility during paddy harvest. Similarly, advisories on crop management practices using agro-climatic resources will go a long way in enhancing food and nutritional security. Read more

Fourth Agriculture Research Coordination Meeting and Launch of ADSS

16-19 March, Punakha: Agriculture officials are attending the 4th Agriculture Research Coordination Meeting (ARCM) in Punakha. Stipulated in the Agriculture Research Strategy, the ARCM is an important forum of the Department of Agriculture to plan, review and endorse annual research activities proposed by the Agriculture Research and Development Centres and Central Programs of the department. Emerging issues in the agriculture sector and key research priorities will also be deliberated besides being informed on key research findings. Read more

Writeshop to Develop Hydroponics System Training Course Module

The focals officers of the Department of Agriculture attending a five days writeshop to develop a training course  module for the hydroponics system at Punakha from 10-14 March 2021.The training module captures basics of hydroponics, its essential features and will contribute towards post training application of the technology in setting up potential enterprises leading to self-engagement or direct application of skills.

Awareness and training on “Bhutan standard for Good Agricultural Practices: Fruits and Vegetables”

1-2 March, Punakha: Eight farmers of Genekha, Phobji and Gangtey, Nahi and Talo of Wangdue, Punakha and Thimphu Dzongkhags along with the agriculture extension supervisors of these gewogs and BAFRA Inspectors of Wangdue, Punakha and Thimphu are attending an awareness training on Bhutan Standard for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): Fruits and Vegetables. Resource Persons are the GAP Focal Officer from the Department of Agriculture, BAFRA-HQ and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Read more

Release of Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA) Volume 4, Issue I (2021)

The Department of Agriculture released the fourth volume of the Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA), Issue 1. The Department would like to thank all the authors, reviewers and the editorial board members for their valuable contribution and for putting in extra effort to publish this edition successfully. Read more