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  • 5 July 2014: International Day of Cooperatives

    coopThis year, the day falls on 5 July and will be celebrated throughout the world with the theme, “Cooperative Enterprise Achieves Sustainable Development for all”. The main objective of the day is to increase awareness on cooperatives and promote the movement’s successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality and world peace.

    Bhutan first marked the International Cooperative Day in 2011 at Gelephu. This year the day will be commemorated by bringing together representatives of the country’s registered farmers’ groups and cooperatives at Chuzergang Agriculture Farmers Cooperative, Chuzergang, Gelephu. In the east, the same will be celebrated by bringing the leaders of farmers’ groups and cooperatives in their respective Dzongkhags. The Tshaluna Farmers’ Group under Mewang Geowg, Thimphu has, on their own initiative, is organising a day-long program to mark the day. This gathering will focus on sharing experiences, discuss issues, challenges and pave the way forward. Besides, it will also aim in raising awareness and supporting the optimal development of farmers‘groups and cooperatives in the country.

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  • Radio program airing today and panel discussion tomorrow

    1. There will be an airing of radio program on ‘Vegetable production’ today ie. 30 June 2014 at 7.30 pm (BBS radio).
    1. There will be a panel discussion on ‘International Day of Cooperatives’ tomorrow i.e. 1 July 2014 after 6 pm news on BBS 1. The panelist will be from the Department of Agricultural and Marketing Cooperatives.


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  • Invitation of topics for SAP Literary Competition 2014

    As an annual School Agriculture Programme (SAP) activity jointly coordinated by CoRRB, MoAF and DSE, MoE, school children are encouraged to express their views and expression on the Agriculture sector through essays and posters. Therefore, we request any voluntary contribution of topics of concerns for:

    1. High school level (XI-XII)
    2. Middle SS level (IX-X)
    3. Lower SS (VI-VIII)
    4. Primary level (III-V)
    5. Pre-primary level (PP-II)
    6. For  Focal Agriculture Teachers (FATs)

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  • Applications invited for Postgraduate Study Fellowships

    Applications are invited for a One Health Epidemiology Fellowship Program being implemented in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh by Massey University, New Zealand. The Program is funded by the European Commission under the One Health Program in Asia.

    The program will be undertaken by six participants in each of the four participating countries (24 participants in total), comprising two public health, two animal health and two wildlife healthparticipants, beginning on 15 September 2014.

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