Agricultural Extension in Bhutan- Overview
This link provides an overview of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services in Bhutan

Ministry of Agriculture and forestry
It is the apex body for agricultural development and its mission is to ensure sustainable social and economic well-being of the Bhutanese people through adequate access to food and natural resources.

College of Natural Resources (CNR)
It is under the royal University of Bhutan and it provides farmer-oriented training and produces diploma level extension workers in agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry subsectors.

Bhutan Agro Industry
It is wholly owned by the Royal Government of Bhutan and its mandate is to help uplift the Bhutanese rural economy by creating opportunities for the farmers to earn cash.

Bhutan Foundation
It is an American not-for-profit organization, working for Bhutan and acting as a communications bridge between the two countries. It contributes to conservation of the environment, equitable and sustainable development, good governance, and preservation of culture in Bhutan.

Research & Development Center Bajo
It is the Research and Development centre under the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Royal Govt of Bhutan. Its main purpose is to co-ordinate and ensures that the research activities carried out under a particular program in different Renewable Natural Resource researches are consistent with the national and regional priorities, are not duplicated and are interlinked.

Agriculture Machinery Center
Its mandate is to mechanize Bhutanese agriculture through use of appropriate farm machinery equipments and tools and it is under the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Royal Govt of Bhutan.

Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives
It works under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Royal Government of Bhutan. Its mission is to promote marketing of renewable natural resource products through promoting efficient and effective marketing systems, facilitating institutional linkages and strengthening farmers groups and cooperatives.

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