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  • JICA partnership project to strengthen organic farming

    representatives-during-the-signing-of-japan-international-cooperation-agency-jica-partnership-project27th October, Thimphu: The Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan signed a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Partnership Project on “Creation of Active Local Communities through the Introduction of Organic Agriculture with the System of Circulating Natural Materials in Bhutan”.

    Mr. Mitsukuni Inaba, Director for NoP-Civil Institute of Organic Rice Cultivation, Mr. Koa Tasaka, Board Member of Asian Rural Institute and Mr. Koji Yamada, Chief Representative of Japan International Corporation Agency Bhutan office represented JICA during the signing while Mr. Ganesh B. Chettri, Offtg. DG of Department of Agriculture, MoAF and Mr. Rinchen Wangdi, Chief of Development Corporation Division GNHC represented Bhutan.

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  • Workshop on Organic Farming Research and Education

    Group pictureJuly 25-26, Thimphu: A workshop on Organic Farming Research and Education was organised by National Organic Programme (NOP) at the Research and Development Centre (RDC)-Yusipang from with a resource person from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Researchers from the RDC-Yusipang, technical working group members from departments and agencies, officials from the agriculture department and NOP participated in it.

    The workshop strengthened the organic farming research system in the country. The research and development (R&) will play a key role in the organic farming sector development in the country to address various challenges confronted by this farming system. The important topics discussed were the status of organic agriculture in Bhutan, organic agriculture research and activities at RDC-Yusipang, organic sector, research and education in Germany, organic farming research at the University of Hohenheim and topics for future cooperation.

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  • Consultative meeting to develop and support Bhutan’s initiative towards Organic Farming

    web 1April 22, Thimphu: A consultative meeting between Korean delegates from the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)-ASIA and Ministry of Agriculture and Forests took place in presence of the Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

    The meeting was conducted to focus on ways to enhance cooperation and support for the organic agriculture development in Bhutan and Korea. Through this meeting, some possible collaborations in training for technical staff in Organic Agriculture, possibility of support to develop organic training and demonstration centre and training and employing young people in organic farming in Korea were discussed.

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  • Bhutan Organic Guarantee System (BOGS) documents launched

    The National Organic Programme (NOP) launched the Bhutan Organic Guarantee System (BOGS) documents on June 5 at Norkhil Boutique Hotel & Spa.

    The launched documents including the standard side and the conformity assessment enables a producer/products to access the Bhutan Organic Mark which is essential for organic farming in the country. It will serve as a manual and guidelines for organic farmers during the certification process.

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