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 Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, certified “Rangshin Sonam Detshen”, a farmers group of Khatoed geog, Gasa district, as an Organic Group. His Excellency the Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji awarded the certificate to the group.
The Human Resource Division, Bhutan Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) is pleased to re-announce the vacancy of Director II (Training) for its Rural Development Training Centre, Zhemgang.
Interested In-service candidates who meet eligible criteria may apply to the Human Resource Division, MoAF latest by 25 March, 2016.
Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, Honorable Secretary of Bhutan Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) inaugurated the official launch of the Commercial Agriculture and Resilient Livelihoods Enhancement Programme (CARLEP) on 7 March, 2016 in Mongar, Bhutan. CARLEP is a follow up programme to the current Market Access and Growth Intensification Project (MAGIP). It will build on the lessons and experiences from past IFAD funded projects and support the priorities of the government towards agricultural commercialization while emphasizing on the resilience to climate change.
Bhutan's National Potato Program and the National Seed Center (NSC) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan, have successfully carried out the third season's production in the aeroponic unit built with the support of the Decentralized Rural Development Project funded by the World Bank. NSC envisions having another unit functional by the next season.
Over the past few decades, excessive use of chemical pesticides in agricultural crop production has resulted in environmental damage, ecological imbalance and pesticide residues in food, soil and groundwater, as well as adverse impacts on human and animal health. Integrated pest management practices, particularly biological control approaches targeting insect pests and diseases of agricultural crops are a promising alternative to synthetic pesticides. Biological control approaches are environment-friendly, effective against a broad range of insect pests and easy to adopt.