The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests released the first volume of the Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture on March 8. The journal is dedicated to the 38th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King.

The first edition of the journal includes articles on food crop agronomy, variety evaluation and development, propagation methods in fruit plants, participatory vulnerability assessment and economic analysis of crop production as well as processing, among others.

It has two papers on the potential impact of climate change on horticultural production and rice crop suitability model under the future climate scenario. Aeroponics, a relatively new technique in Bhutan is demonstrated to produce potato mini-tubers.

The journal is published by the Agriculture Research and Extension Division of the Department of Agriculture and will be an annual publication. It will be also made available online in future.

Staff reporter