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  • Inviting Feedback on NAP Alignment Report

    The United Nations Convention to Combat Land Degradation (UNCCD) stipulates that the National Action Programs (NAP) to combat land degradation developed by the member countries need to be realigned to the UNCCD 10-Year Strategy (2008-2018). Therefore, the National Soil Services Centre (NSSC) as the Country’s Focal Agency for UNCCD, carried out the task of realigning the Country’s NAP developed in 2010.

    The NAP was developed through extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders at all levels and the same procedure was followed in aligning it to the UNCCD 10 year strategy. With completion of the NAP Alignment exercise, the final draft NAP report is now being shared online for all  stakeholders within and outside the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests for feedback before the report is finalized and submitted to UNCCD.

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  • Field Demonstration of Multi-Functional Mini Power Tiller

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    Demonstration of power tiller a products of M/S SAS Motors Limited

    19 August: His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Offtg. Director General, Department of Agriculture, Division Chiefs and officials of various departments/divisions under MoAF visited Bondey Farm today to attend field demonstration of multi-functional mini power tiller products of M/S SAS Motors Limited, Manesar, Gurgoan, Haryana, India.

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  • Assessing the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Land Management Practices in Bhutan

    “This study was conducted with the objective of determining the returns to sustainable land management (SLM) at the national level in Bhutan. The study first uses satellite data on land change (Landsat) to examine land use change in 1990–2010 and its impact on sediment loading in hydroelectric power plants. The study then uses the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model to analyze the impact of land use change and land management on sediment loading. The results from the land use change and SWAT analyses are used to assess the economic benefits of SLM. We estimate the benefits and costs of SLM practices and compare them with the land-degrading practices that are most prevalent in Bhutan—that is, business as usual. An analysis of the drivers of adoption of SLM practices is also done to draw conclusions about strategies that Bhutan could use to enhance adoption of SLM practices.”

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