About NPHC

  • The Center under the directives of the Department shall thrive and lead in the development of appropriate post production technology, rural food industry and centralized and household post production infrastructure.
  • The Center shall evaluate the post production technologies available in other countries and make necessary efforts to improve indigenous technologies in terms of proper harvesting, handling, pretreatment, storage, milling, processing and transportation through series of studies, trials and researches and development.
  • The Center shall disseminate the post production technologies to the farmers, extension officers and private entrepreneurs through demonstration, training and workshops.
  • The Center shall vigorously promote the evaluated, improved and successful and post production technologies to establish rural food processing enterprise in the areas of handling, drying, pickling based on the principle of individual processing and marketing in group.
  • The Center shall conduct feasibility studies, recommend appropriate technical measures and support the establishment of centralized post production infrastructure such as pack house equipped with handling, grading, packaging, equipment, food processing plant equipped with handling, processing and packaging equipment and cold store equipped with handling and refrigerated van for demonstration purposes and community use based on the principle of public private partnership where infrastructure will be done by the community and individual farmers.
  • The Center shall aggressively promote the low cost and household level post production infrastructure to minimize food loss.
  • The Center shall facilitate and support the commercialization of indigenous post production technology developed by the centre.
  • The development of the quality improvement technology shall be done in collaboration with Research and Development Centers, National Plant Protection Center, Dzongkhags and Bhutan Agro Industry Limited.
  • The development of the quality improvement technology shall be done in collaboration with Agriculture machinery Center and Dzongkhags.
  • The promotion of rural food industry shall be done in collaboration with concerned Dzongkhags, Department of Agricultural Marketing Cooperative and Bhutan Agro Industries Limited.
  • The establishment of centralized postproduction infrastructure shall be done in collaboration with Department of Agricultural Marketing, concerned Dzongkhags, Bhutan Agro Industry Limited, Bhutan Exporter Association and Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority.
  • The promotion of low cost household level or small scale post production infrastructure shall be done in collaboration with concerned Gewogs and Dzongkhags.
  • If the food issues become national concern due to lack of technology, the Center shall extend its support to the leading institute beyond its ToR for conducting research and development to come up with necessary solutions based on the technical capacity and directives of the Department.

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