• Proposal call to set up cottage/small-scale RNR enterprises

    The Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) invites proposals from aspiring registered Farmer Groups (FGs) and Co-operatives (Co-ops) to establish viable new Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) – based enterprises; that has the potential to grow, generate gainful employment and contribute to the national economy.

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  • First Yak Federation in the country

    5-8 April: A four day consultative meeting was carried out at the National Highland Research and Development Centre (NHRDC) in Bumthang to form the first ever Yak Federation in the country.

    The yak federation was formed to promote yak farming as a vibrant and sustainable program for highlanders. The federation will ensure aggregation, standardization, quality assurance and cooperative marketing of yak products as well as developing the brand value of Bhutanese yak products nationally and globally. The other important benefit of forming a federation will be the empowerment of the highland communities in terms of governance and decision making for the improvement and sustainability of their livelihoods and their living environment.

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  • Tender for poultry activities

    Sealed bids are invited from eligible suppliers/contractors for the following work:

    Name of tenderProject durationEstimated Cost (Nu.)Submission time
    Construction of poultry rearing shed2 months4 million14:00 Hrs
    23/04/2021
    Supply and installation of poultry parent stock feeding and drinking system2 months1.5 million14:00 Hrs
    23/04/2021

     

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  • 4th National Working Group Meeting

    6-7 April, Punakha: The National Organic Flagship Programme Coordination Unit (NOFP-CU) under the Department of Agriculture conducted 4th National Working Group Meeting (NWG).

    The NWG member comprises different stakeholders from policy, research, extension, private sector, marketing and regulation sector. The NWG is responsible for development of the organic sector in Bhutan and takes technical decisions to guide the direction of the organic farming sector.

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  • Upcoming: Rice Fortification Workshop

    Bhutan has taken initiatives of rice fortification which started with a school feeding program in 2017 to supplement 8 micro nutrient and minerals as per the World Food Programme standards that are mostly lacking in the Bhutanese diets as per the recommendation of the Ministry of Health.

    The initiative has been an exemplary among many developing countries, worth noting and sharing the experiences. Hence a regional awareness and experience workshop is scheduled both virtually and physically on 15-16 April 2021 at Punakha with expert speakers from Thailand, Bangladesh, India and Bhutan.

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