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  • 2 Day Policy Workshop on VeGoTs begins

    sap_vegots8 May 2017, Thimphu: The Policy Workshop for Vegetable Go to School Project (VeGoTs) is going on from today for 2 days at Hotel Le Meredien in Thimphu. On the first day the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk and the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji also attended. You can click on the picture on the left to enlarge showing the key participants of the project.

    Participants included teacher and student representatives; officials of MoE, MoH and MoAF; and the media. Presentations were made on the VeGoTs Project and Policy Brief; Impact Assessment of the Project; School Gardens for Nutrition and Health; and the Global Scenario of Integrated Approach.

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  • Training on ‘Staggered Vegetable Production’ for GAEOs of six eastern Dzongkhags started

    GAEOs from six eastern Dzongkhags
    GAEOs from six eastern Dzongkhags

    May 8-9, Mongar: Following the development of a manual on the ‘Staggered Vegetable Production’ by Horticulture Sector of the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC), Wengkhar under the CARLEP’s funding, a two day training for the 30 selected Geog Agriculture Extension Officers (GAEOs) of the six eastern Dzongkhags has started.

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  • Dagala Farmshop in the Thimphu Region opened

    Hon'ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji inaugurating the Dagala Farmshop today
    Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji inaugurating the Dagala Farmshop today

    7 May 2017, Dagala: The 18th Farm Shop of the Thimphu region was opened today by the Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji today. Also present at the opening were the Director General of the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives; Dasho Dzongdag of the Thimphu Dzongkhag Administration; and MoAF, Dzongkhag, Gewog and FCBL officials.

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  • Pasture Renovation Program in Haa and Paro dzongkhags begins

    Members of the Dairy Farmers’ Groups
    Members of the Dairy Farmers’ Groups

    8 May, Paro: The major renovation of degraded pastures are underway in Haa and Paro Dzongkhags as an effort towards promoting sustainable utilisation of existing pasture. The main objective of initiating the renovation program is to boost fodder production and attain fodder security to sustain dairy farming in the country. Forty-six members of dairy farmers’ groups from these two Dzongkhags are involved in renovating their degraded pasture. In total, about 20 acres of degraded pastureland will be renovated.

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  • Towards Tourism and Strengthening Socio-Ecological Resilience in Kangchenjunga Landscape

    The Delegates from India, Nepal and Bhutan with the MoAF Bhutan Minister
    The Delegates from India, Nepal and Bhutan with the MoAF Bhutan Minister

    4 May, Thimphu: High level delegates from Bhutan, India and Nepal emphasised the need for regional cooperation on strengthening potentials and benefits of tourism at Thimphu in an event on ‘Shared Natural and Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Tourism in Kanchenjunga Transboundary Landscape’. Developing a short, medium and long term strategies focusing on nature and culture at transboundary level has been taken as a way forward as part of the Kangchenjunga Landscape Initiatives.

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