High altitude paddy cultivation in Haa Dzongkhag, Bhutan

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13 Oct 2017

The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector coordinated a field day for harvesting high altitude paddy crop at Balamana, Samar Geog in collaboration with Research Development Center – Organic Agriculture (RDC-AO), Yusipang.

The field day was aimed at disseminating the technology of cultivating high altitude rice cultivation to the farmers of Samar Geog. The field day was conducted at Balamna, Samar Geog where rice variety called Jakar Ray Naab was cultivated in 0.70 acres of paddy field. The paddy was transplanted during the last week of April and harvested on 6th October 2017. As per the crop cut, the yield at Balamna is about 1486 kg/acres. The yield potential of Jakar Ray Naab ranges from 1600 -2400 kg/acres. Dasho Dzongrab, DLO and LRO attended the field day along with the farmers, Gup, Mangmi, GAO and Tshogpas of Samar Geog. The field day was graced by Dasho Dzongdag by formally announcing the expansion of paddy cultivation in the following years and harvesting the first bushel of paddy from the field.


The full article is available on Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Royal Government of Bhutan’s website.


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