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  • MoU signed between MoAF and KRIBB

    June 3, Thimphu: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) and Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) to strengthen a technical cooperation in the fields of biosafety, bioprospecting and biotechnological advancements. The Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji and Dr. Jang-Seong Kim, the KRIBB President signed the MoU in presence of the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    The MoU covers the overall safety management of genetically modified organisms/living modified organisms, efficient use of biological resources, agriculture development through biotechnological advancement and research related activities among others.

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  • Korean delegation meets Sanam Lyonpo

    June 3, Thimphu: A four member delegation from the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) led by Dr. Jang-Seong Kim, the President met with the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    The delegation is in the country to sign a memorandum of understanding on technical cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and KRIBB. An agreement on the Access and Benefit Sharing will also be signed between the National Biodiversity Centre and KRIBB during their stay from 3-6 June.

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  • Provisional Certificate of Compliance on Farm Machinery awarded to four firms

    Certificate recipients with the Agriculture Director

    The Director of the Department of Agriculture awarded the provisional certificates for quality and safety compliance to four firms dealing with sale of farm machines in the country on May 27. The certificates were issued for the products conforming to the tests and standards developed and approved with support of the Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB).

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  • Mass Plantation along Thimphu-Paro Highway

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), along with Forest division of Thimphu and Paro Dzongkhags, conducted a mass plantation program along the Thimphu-Paro Highway on 20th May 2019. This is the second mass plantation along the highway initiated by MoAF.

    His Excellency the Sanam Lyonpo officially launched the event with planting of a peach seedling at Chunzom. With the inaugural planting, the event took off starting from Chuzom towards Paro by Paro Forest Division and towards Thimphu by Thimphu Forests Division involving all the participants. The DANTAK officials, as agreed during the coordination meeting held on 4th April 2019 at MoAF, has arranged a tanker for watering seedlings. The plantation sites along the highway will be properly protected with painted bamboo fencing of uniform size and shape to promote aesthetic view of the highway.

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