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Consultative Workshop on Animal Nutrition, under DoL

A two days’ Consultative Workshop on Animal Nutrition was conducted at Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC) from 25th to 27th May, 2017, Zhemgang. The workshop reviewed the feed and fodder development programs implemented in the country and deliberated various issues related to Animal Nutrition and the challenges. The workshop also prioritized new activities including Animal Nutrition Research and development, to come up with appropriate strategies to spearhead impact oriented Animal nutrition program in the 12th Five Year Plan.  

The animal nutrition is one of the crucial components of livestock production system and plays vital role in success of any Livestock development Enterprises in the country. About forty officials from central programs under Department of livestock and Dzongkhags attended the workshop. The workshop was Chaired by the Chief of the Animal Nutrition Division under the Department of Livestock (DoL) and attended by the Regional Directors from four livestock development Centers and other relevant officials. According to the participants, the RDTC provided condusive environment for the workshop as the Centre is equipped with adequate infrastructural development and facilities with favorable climatic condition. The training Centre provided accommodation, meeting hall, dinning hall and basic facilities as required. The RDTC is also looking forward to host such meeting/workshop in near future and the accommodation in the training dormitory is also expected to improve from the coming financial year-2017-2018.  
Reported by

(Dorji Wangdi)
Director (a,i),
RDTC Zhemgang


Community Leaders Training for Farmers Group and Cooperatives

A 6 days long Community Leaders Training is underway with 25 participants from different gewogs of Sarpang and Zhemgang. The Hon’ble Dasho Dzongdag of Zhemgang graced the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest. In his opening remarks, Dasho spoke on the importance of having self sufficiency in food grains and livestock products, ‘toh dang tshem, literally meaning food and curry’ sufficiency. Our farming communities are still facing shortage of farm labourers to be engaged in agricultural activities. Due to rough terrains and lack of adequate transportation facilities, there is less opportunities for the farmers to go for commercial farming through mechanized farming practices. The other challenge is on the marketing of agricultural products and RAMCO establishment is expected to improve the delivery of marketing support.

We are still dependant on the import of Amul butter and Cheese from India. The sale of eggs in the market seems to have limited scope unless there is value addition to the eggs. On the other side, cardamom marketing is limited to India with involvement of few middlemen and traders.

There are 9 female participants representing their groups. The training program organized with funding from the Rural Livelihood Project started from 15th May and will come to an end on the 20th May, 2017.The participants comprising of executive members from diverse agricultural and livestock farming groups are being trained on the 6 modules of CLT: Conflict Management, Leadership, Planning, Meeting Management, Record keeping and Book keeping. It is expected that after the training, the participants will be more proactive and work with added enthusiasm to effectively run their group activities.

 Stakeholders Consultation Workshop to Develop Climate Smart Agriculture Training Curriculum and Module Framework       

With the financial assistant from Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation (BTFEC), the Rural Development Training Centre, Zhemgang is re-orienting the existing training curriculum to a Climate Smart one, with the goal to enhance the capacity of the farming communities and youth effectively and sustainable management the production system and the natural resources for their well-being.... Read more

 Selected candidates for the post of Farm Attendants and Gardener

Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC), MoAF, Zhemgang, is pleased to announce the selected candidates for the post of Farm Attendants and Gardener  as detailed 

Sl.No Name of the Candidates CID No. Interview I Interview II Interview III Interview IV Interview V Interview VI Interview VII Viva Voice 100% Remarks
3 Sangay Thinley 12003001649 83 86 83 85 91 71 90 84.1 Selected
1 Leki Wangmo 12005000542 78 83 81 74 77 74 83 78.6 Selected
2 Ugyen Wangdi 11703001387 61 67 71 66 81 64 62 67.4 Selected


 Short-listed Candidates – 2 Farm Attendants and 1 Gardener.

As per the announcement made both in MoAF website and Media (BBS) on 9th  & 13th February, 2016 and re-announcement made in MoAF website on dated 7th March, 2017. The Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC) is pleased to announce the following short-listed candidates for the post of 2 Farm Attendants and 1 Gardener (ESP)... Read more




The office and Management of Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC) dedicate our whole hearted prayers and warm wishes for the
37th Birth Anniversary of
His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck!
We pray for His Majesty’s good health, everlasting peace and prosperity in Bhutan under his glorious reign.






On the auspicious occasion of our beloved
Gyalsey Jigme Namgyal Wang chuck’s 1st Birth Anniversary
The office and Management of Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC) would like to offer our sincere prayers and rededicate our service to the Nation.
May His Royal Highness always be blessed with good health and wisdom!


 Vacancy Re-Announcement

Rural Development Training Centre under Ministry of Agriculture & Forest, Zhemgang is pleased to re-announce application from the interested Bhutanese Nationals for the following posts... Read more


Rural Development Training Centre under Ministry of Agriculture & Forest, Zhemgang is pleased to invite application from the interested Bhutanese Nationals for the following posts: Read more

Fruits and Seedling Production Training

The Fruits and nursery management training is currently undergoing in the Rural Development Training Centre, Zhemgang. The two weeks training started on 1st February, 2017 and the opening of the course was chaired by Dasho Dzongrab of Zhemgang Dzongkhag. Dasho, acknowledged the participants for attending the course and advised them to continue working on farm and take up farming as an alternative means of gainful employment.

The course aims to enhance skills and knowledge of the youth and the farming communities in fruits and nursery management. It is one of the skills oriented training courses that the centre has been providing since its inception. Besides, theoretical and practical classes in the centre, a study tour is also included in the programme. They will have a platform to learn from each other through experience sharing with the owners of relevant farms in Sarpang, Tsirang and Wangdue Dzongkhag. Twenty potential youth and farmers including five female from Dagana, Sarpang, and Tsirang Dzongkhags are availing the training.


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