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  • 5th PSC meeting for EU-TCP held

    5 December, Thimphu: The fifth project steering committee (PSC) meeting for EU-Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) in support of RNR Sector was held under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary Dasho Rinzin Dorji. The meeting shared the progress and financial status among others.

    The project, the first of its kind in the Ministry was aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of the RNR staff in terms of agriculture, livestock, forest, market, management and administration.

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  • NOFP participates during World Soil Day celebration

    Trashiyangste: The National Organic Flagship Programme (NOFP) participated in celebrating the World Soil Day on 5 December at Khamdang gewog with a theme, ‘Stop Erosion Save Our Future’.

    NOFP as an exhibitor sensitized the public on NOFP and the importance of going organic. NOFP interacted with hundreds of farmers gathered for celebrations making them better understand about the organic farming. The organic agriculture plays a vital role in sustaining our fertile land for future generations.

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  • Three Chief Forestry Officer appointed for Forestry Department

    29 November, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests welcomes the three Chief Forestry Officer for Social Forestry & Extension Division (SFED), Forest Resource Management Division (FRMD) and Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS), Phongmey under Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS).

    Mr. Karma Jigme Temphel is the new Chief Forestry Officer for SFED, DoFPS. He completed his M.Sc in Forestry from University of Wolverhamtion, United Kingdom and prior to the appointment he served as the Sr. Forestry Officer  at SFED and after that he was on secondment at SAARC Forestry Centre (SFC) for two years.

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  • Thim Throm schools receives SAP awards

    Thimphu: The School Agriculture Programme (SAP) organized an award ceremony for SAP annual literary winners of Thim Throm schools on 27 November.

    The Programme Coordinator, Mr. BB Rai informed the gathering of students, teachers and officials on the status of the annual awards. He said that the national award was awarded during the World Food Day which was held at Sakteng, Trashigang on October 16. The certificates and cash prizes for the winners were sent through the post; however for the schools in Thim Throm, the awards are being given in person. The Thim Throm schools have bagged 25% of total SAP literary awards for the current academic year. The winning students were from Dechencholing HSS, Mothithang HSS, Loseling MSS, Jigme Namgyel LSS and Taba PS.

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  • Youths to promote bee farming in Pemagatshel

    Pemagatshel: Considering the importance of bee farming towards food security, the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Pemagatshel trained 27 school dropout youths from seven gewogs and 10 livestock staff on hands-on training on beekeeping from 15-21 November. The trained youths will be the ambassadors to promote bee farming in the Dzongkhag.

    The technical backstopping for training was provided by the National Highland Research and Development Centre, Bumthang while the fund was supported by the Dzongkhag Development Grant (DDG).

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