28 September, Paro: A day long workshop on ‘Understanding the Seed System in Bhutan’ was conducted by National Biodiversity Center at Metta Resort in Paro. The workshop was attended by 26 participants from the Department of Agriculture, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Bhutan Alpine Seeds, Department of Forest and Park Services, RDC Yusipang, RDC Bajo, Legal Unit- MoAF, FAO-Bhutan, Royal University of Bhutan, UNDP CO, College of Natural Resources and National Biodiversity Centre.
The Primary objective of the workshop was to create a better understanding of the National Seed System, Plant Variety Protection and Plant Breeding in Bhutan amongst the participants.
Paro: A capacity building tandem workshop on “Mutually Implementation of Nagoya Protocol (NP) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) was organised on September 29 at Metta Resort.
The workshop was to build national capacity and share knowledge on mutually supportive implementation interface between the NP and ITPGRFA in the context of broader national policy goals as well as to identify the core issues of the interface of the ITPGRFA and the NP. Presentations on seed system, ways to strengthen national capacity to implement the ITPGRFA and mutually supportive implementation of the Plant Treaty and Nagoya Protocol were one of the workshop highlights which were followed by case studies.