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Research & Development Centre Bajo

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Royal Govt of Bhutan.

CEREALS

Rice LOW ALTITUDE
Rice HIGH ALTITUDE
Rice MIDDLE ALTITUDE
Rice RATOONING
Rice DOUBLE CROPPING
Rice SEED PRODUCTION
Wheat PRODUCTION

FRUITS & NUTS

Walnut PRODUCTION

VEGETABLES

Chilli PRODUCTION
Tomato PRODUCTION

LIVESTOCK

Pig PRODUCTION
Rice Fish CULTURE

FORESTRY

Forestry RESEARCH

SOIL/WATER MANAGEMENT

Maize TRASHLINE

PLANT PROTECTION

Pest & Diseases

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About Us

With the establishment of the Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CARD) at Bajo, Wangdue in 1982, research work on staple field crops was initiated. The Centre was renamed in 1994 as the Renewable Natural Resources Research Centre (RNR-RC Bajo) to take account of its expanded mandate to cover RNR research. The Centre is located at Bajothang (Bajo) Wangdue Phodrang at an elevation of about 1300 meters above sea level (masl) on the banks of Puna Tsang Chhu in the Wangdue-Punakha valley system. The Centre has a 62 acres research farm. Some of the basic facilities have been upgraded with the construction of a new administrative cum laboratory building and a general operation building. The centre has a library with small collection of literature and is connected with 512kbps leased line internet connection.

The Centre mainly focused research in the past on rice, wheat, oilcrops and vegetables. Major research emphasis has been on germplasm improvement, production management, soil nutrient management, cropping patterns. On-farm research has been emphasized for further fine tuning of the technologies generated on the station or borrowed from outside. Good linkages are being maintained with extension system of the nearby Dzongkhags through on-farm trials and training programs organized for the extension. To further foster the strengthening of linkage, a unit called Extension Program office established in the centre since 1998 has been re-designated as the Regional Research Communication Office (RRCO). To cater to the needs of the clients Dzongkhags efficiently and conduct research befitting the climatic aspects of humid sub-tropical zone of Tsirang and Dagana, the sub-centre at Mithun in Tsirang was formally opened in July 2005. The sub-centre has an area of about 35 acres research farm.

To be able to fully support the regional requirements, the Centre has initiated from 1994 additional research activities on sub-tropical fruits, feed and fodder in livestock, and in agro-forestry. From 1997, a Water Management Research program has also been started.In July 2008, following an organizational restructuring exercise, 'development' mandate was included in the research centres primarily to enhance service delivery to farmers. The research centres were then renamed as RNR Research and Development centres (RNR RDC) and was placed under the Department of Agriculture (DoA).

RNR RDC Bajo receives technical support and improved germplasm from IRRI, AVRDC, CIMMYT, ICRISAT, ICARDA, CIP and a number of other regional agricultural institutes. The centre is supported by 50 staff which comprises of 11 Research Officers, 30 Research Assistants and 9 Administrative and support staff.

The RNR Research & Development Centre at Bajo has two mandates:

National Mandate

RNR RDC Bajo is mandated to co-ordinate the National Field Crops Research Program. Management of the national mandate is primarily a co-ordination function to ensure that the research activities carried out under a particular program in different RNR-RCs are consistent with the national and regional priorities, are not duplicated and are interlinked. The Co-coordinating Centre is also expected to provide technical support to other RNR RDCs.

Regional Mandate

The primary regional mandates are to undertake RNR research relevant to the region that it serves in all the research program areas, and to backstop regional extension activities. The task of ensuring co-ordination between the regional activities of the national programs and their effective implementation is the responsibility of the RNR RDC. Accordingly, the RNR RDC West-Central Region has the regional mandates to undertake relevant research for its client Dzongkhags of Gasa, Punakha, Wangdue, Dagana, and Tsirang.

RNR RDC, Bajo is guided by the following.

Vision
• To become a dynamic center of excellence for topical Renewable Natural Resources Research, leading to enhanced knowledge for RNR management and conservation
Mission
• To develop appropriate RNR technologies and facilitate their dissemination to improve the livelihood of rural populace while ensuring environmental and resources sustainability

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