11th May 2021: A benefit sharing ceremony between the Bio Bhutan Pvt. Limited and the Jom Dagam Ngomen Tshogpa, a community-based group in Dagala under Thimphu was held on 11th May 2021 at Dagala Gewog in presence of the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), MoAF, a national focal agency for the implementation of the ABS regime in Bhutan.
The Bio Bhutan Pvt. Ltd and NBC with the support from the UNDP-GEF Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) project “Promoting the Application of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in Bhutan” had implemented the ABS scheme with the Jom Dagam Ngomen Tshogpa. The Bio Bhutan Pvt. Limited has been granted access to leaves of the Rhododendron anthopogon (Dz Balu) for the production of Drizang perfume, Tshalung massage oil and a natural handmade soap based on the mutually agreed terms and conditions through negotiations and execution of an ABS agreement on 21st June 2017. This ABS scheme is a tripartite (Government-Private Company-Local Community) ABS agreement.
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