RAMC, Samteling
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px;"><strong>CENTRE&#39;S PROFILE</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: justify;">The Regional Agriculture Machinery Centre (RAMC), is located at Samtenling block under Gelephu sub- district of Sarpang District. It is under Agriculture Machinery Centre, Bondey, Paro. The Centre is broadly mandated towards research, training of various stakeholders in farm machinery and quality and standards of farm machinery. The centre looks the need of farmers in terms of farming technology in Sarpang, Zhemgang, Tsirang, Dagana. The centre in&nbsp;the southern Dzongkhags as &nbsp;subtropical climate has potentials of&nbsp; large scale mechanization.&nbsp;It is well facilitated with an area of 10 acres of protected compound with adequate fields.</span></p> <p style="font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">It caters to three mandates large scale mechanization</span></p> <h3><strong style="font-size: 13px;">TRAINING</strong></h3> <p style="font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The centre is&nbsp;mandated to provide training to farmers, school dropouts students, and technical training institutes students free of cost with minimal allowances provided by RGoB. Taining on operation, maintenance of farm machines and farming technologies are provided on a regular basis.</span></p> <h3><strong style="font-size: 13px;">RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT</strong></h3> <p style="font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The centre caters to coming up with tehcnologies that are required and needed for the area. The research and evaluation is conducted at centre and also at farmers&#39; places for feed back collections and finally dessimination of these proven technologies to the end users</span></p> <p style="font-size: 13px;"><b>STANDARD AND TESTING</b></p> <p style="font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The centre also caters to the drafting of standard based on the need in collaboration with the head quarter. The machines are then tested in these terrains based on the standards approved.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p>
RAMC, Khangma
<p><strong>CENTRE&#39;S PROFILE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The Reginonal Agriculture Machinery Centre (RAMC) Khangma is located in eastern part of Bhutan, Trashi gang above sherubtse college. The centre maintains adequite facilities to provide farm mechanization services to six eastern Dzongkhag (Trashigang, Mongar, Lhuntse, Tashi Yangtse, Pema Gatshel and Samdrup Jongkhar)&nbsp;for upland mechanization.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">It caters to three mandates for upland</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">TRAINING</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The centre is&nbsp;mandated to provide training to farmers, school dropouts, students, and technical training institutes students free of cost with minimal allowances provided by RGoB. Taining on operation, maintenance of farm machines and farming technologies are provided on a regular basis.</span></p> <p><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT</font></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The centre caters to coming up with tehcnologies that are required and needed for hilly areas. The research and evaluation is conducted at centre and also at farmers&#39; places for feed back collections and finally dessimination of these proven technologies to the end users</span></p> <p><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">STANDARD AND TESTING</font></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The centre also caters to the drafting of standard based on the need in collaboration with the head quarter. The machines are then tested in these terrains based on the standards approved.</span></span></p>
Agriculture Machinery Training Section
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CENTERS PROFILE</strong></p> <p><span style="text-align: justify; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em;">The Agriculture Machinery Centre is responsible for the promotion of farm mechanization in the country or in other words promotion of labor saving technology. With the mandate to promote labor saving technology, Agriculture Machinery Training Centre under AMC was established in the year 1986, under then the Department of Agriculture and major external assistance was received from the Government of Japan, primarily as General and KR-II Grants. It was envisaged that AMC would be responsible for the whole operation, maintenance and co-operation of the Farm Mechanization Program and to achieve the activities, such training are provided to enhance the operation and maintenance skill of the machines owners as well as the other stake holder. Thousands of additional jobs need to be created every year in rural area. Rural people migrate to urban areas for employment and better amenities as such opportunities are not adequately available in rural areas. To enhance for further sustainability the training is provided in group to the machines owners, such as AMC technicians, extension officers, private service providers, Key farmer, in-country manufacturer, CNR students and rural agriculture mechanic. The training is aimed at providing enhancing the capacity of the end users for further sustainability.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="text-align: justify; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em;">TRAINING CENTRE SET UP</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">AMTC will function as departmental organization. AMTC management will be guided by the management of AMC, under the department of agriculture. The head of the AMTC will be responsible to the Programme Director of agriculture machinery center, AMC.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>GENERAL TRAINING</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The training is imparted to all end users and stakeholders which are Farm Machinery Corporation Limited, private sector, individual farmers, students and technical students. It shall be conducted at Paro, Samteling and Khangma based on the need. The trainings are in repair and maintenance of farm machinery, operation of farm machinery which are beings drafted with collaboration with MOLHR with standards and curriculum and tuning to the National Certificate levels. Quality trainings to all stakeholders shall ensure quality and safe use of farm machinery in the country.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>NON INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is basically awareness on all types of farm mechanization technologies in the country. It is especially targeted to one day visits made by farmers and all other stake others. The visitors shall be shown all types of machines in all centres and this is also greatly help and promotes technologies</p>
Agriculture Machinery Research Section
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CENTER&#39;S PROFILE</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Agriculture Machinery Development Centre is one of the technical sections under Agriculture Machinery Centre. It is located in Paro. It is mandated to promote farm mechanization programme need base research in farming technology.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">MANDATE</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The research section will generate efficient farm mechanization technology through adoption, adaption, innovation and inventions. This section shall review and approve the research activities in the country. Conduct research on need based farm mechanization technologies applying available scientific methods in Paro to cover the central and western parts of the country. The section will work on following activities. The certified technologies shall then be promoted to FMCL, private sector and any entity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ADOPTION AND ADAPTATION OF FARMINING TECHNOLOGIES</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It shall study feasibility of adoption of available technologies from other countries for introduction in the country based on the need assessment. Carry out evaluation and modification if required through proper assessment of imported technologies to be adapted to Bhutanese conditions. It should work in close collaboration with research institutions within and outside the country.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY GENERATION</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To generate in-country technologies based on the social, environmental and economical feasibility. It shall work to come up with technologies that are suitable to the local conditions based on the greater needs in the country.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>RESEARCH WORKSHOP</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:4.5pt;">All developments, trials and modification of prototypes collected from within the country as well as outside shall be carried out in the workshop. Through proper research and field feedbacks shall be carried out in the workshop. It shall also assist the other two regionals if need be because of inadequate facilities there. This workshop shall be a platform for capacity development for the scholars and others in collaboration with regional centres and training section. The workshop will have adequate machines and equipment for prototype development, modification, testing and evaluation.&nbsp;</p>
Agriculture Machinery Certification Section
<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MANDATES</strong></p> <p>The mandate of this section is to ensure safe and quality farm mechanization technologies use in the country by end users irrespective of the promoters.</p> <p>The section executes the testing services based on the developed standard (AMC and BSB) and certify technologies including goods and services provided or to be used by industry and societies. The unit will also assist BSB in formulating and harmonizing farm machinery standards. The laboratory will also work in close collaboration with other laboratories within and outside Bhutan to enhance the standards and ensure safe and quality products in the country.&nbsp; All government organizations and Farm Machinery Corporation Limited shall be made to comply for certification so that private sector will also join in to ensure safe and quality machines in the country.</p> <p>Major testing facilities shall be stationed at Paro. However fundamental testing facilities shall also be made available in regionals based on the region and requirements during the laboratory and field tests there. The activity shall be led by this centre in regionals also.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>CERTIFICATION SERVICES</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The farm machinery standards shall be drafted and approved in collaboration with Bhutan Standard Bureau. The regulation shall be sought approval from the Department of Agrculture .It shall be guide documents for laboratory services to carry out the test and eventual certification and awareness for public information.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>TESTING SERVICES</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Based on the developed and approved farm machinery standards, the laboratory service shall be strengthened for farm machinery testing both in laboratory and in field in collaboration with RAMCs based on region specific with standard test codes and procedures.</p>
Monitoring and Evaluation
<p>This section shall be mandated to perform the following activities</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;">i.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Formulate and implement approved policy and guidance on farm mechanization in the country</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;">ii.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Organize and execute the planning of the five yearly and yearly plans and targets</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;">iii.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Monitor the plan activities of the organization and also the respective sections</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;">iv.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Provide awareness and advocacy on the farm mechanization programmes</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;">v.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Evaluate&nbsp; and endorse&nbsp; mechanization technology needs in agriculture, forest and livestock</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;">vi.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Plan and promote new farm mechanization enterprises on direction of the Department of Agriculture</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;">vii.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Formulate &nbsp;donor assisted farm mechanization projects</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;">viii.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Technical monitoring of&nbsp; FMCL hiring rates</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Terms and reference for Monitoring and Evaluation</strong></h3> <ul> <li> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Monitoring:</strong></h3> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">Leads the design and implementation of a monitoring framework to track delivery against Farm mechanization goals and objectives in Bhutan; including establishing baselines to measure and support the performance of the programme.</p> <ul> <li> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Evaluation:</strong></h3> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">Leads the analysis of data collected under the monitoring framework for assessment of progress and areas for improvement, as well as the implementation of summative evaluations.</p> <ul> <li> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Reporting:</strong></h3> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">Provides regularly synthesized and updated reports on the status of implementation against Farm mechanization goals and objectives.</p> <ul> <li> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Delivery:</strong></h3> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ensure that all the section activities are aligned and delivering towards Farm Mechanization goals and objectives.</p>