April 9, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests initiated a cleaning campaign in and around Dechenphu Monastery. Led by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji; around one hundred and thirty volunteers from the Ministry collected 5 truckloads (DCM) of waste such as bottles and plastics.
It was organised coinciding with the monthly cleaning campaign of the Department of Forests and Park Services.
Nominations and applications are invited for the role of Chairperson of GFAR, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation, for a 3-year period from July 2017.
GFAR is the unique multi-stakeholder global forum on agricultural research and innovation. An open, voluntary forum and a movement for change, GFAR is a global action network, made up of hundreds of partner organizations from public, private and civil society sectors, working together to shape the future of agriculture and food and their role in achieving sustainable development.
April 5-6 2017, Thimphu: Her Excellency Dr. Barbara Anne Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany and her delegation called on the Hon’ble Lyonpo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on April 5. During the meeting, the Department of Forests and Park Services presented on the Centre for Tiger and Cat Research and Jhomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary.
On April 6, the delegation accompanied by the Agriculture Minister and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Environment Commission, World Wildlife Fund- Bhutan Program and Bhutan Trust Fund planted some 130 saplings comprising of the national tree cypress, Cherry tree, Oak and Dogwood at Kuenselphodrang as a symbol of Bhutan-German friendship. They also took a hike from Kuenselphodrang to Changangkha Lhakhang.
The Department of Information Technology, MoIC, will be awarding a Certificate to The Most Voted Website in the National Website Competition. The form is available in the DITT website but we are also providing a prefilled url below for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.
27 March 2017, Thimphu: Coinciding with the Annual Forestry Conference 2017, a forester of Paro Forest Division, Chogyal was recognised with an appreciation certificate and a cash award by the Ministry. The Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay awarded recognition.