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  • Electric fencing –a Blessing to the Farmers of Gomchu village

    The 3.5 kms electric fencing covers 87 acres for a total of 50 households
    The 3.5 kms electric fencing covers 87 acres for a total of 50 households

    19 November 2017, Mongar: Human wildlife conflict has been one of the major constraint for farmers in Bhutan and with more than 69% of the population depending on agriculture, livestock and forest resources, it is a matter of a great concern. The loss of crops and animals immensely impact on the people living in rural areas, who often spend sleepless night guarding their crops and animals from wild animal damage.

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  • Bhutan observes the World Antibiotics Awareness Week

    The Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo graced the WAAW event at JDWNRH premise
    The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo graced the WAAW event at JDWNRH premise

    November 13-19, Thimphu: Bhutan joins the global community to observe the World Antibiotics Awareness Week (WAAW) with a theme, ‘Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics’ by advocating general public on the increasing threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

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  • Estonian Delegation calls on Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo

    Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo and Mr. Mart Nutt discussing the future areas of collaboration
    Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and Mr. Mart Nutt discussing the future areas of collaboration

    November 17, Thimphu: Mr. Mart Nutt, Member of the Estonian Parliament and Special Representative of the President called on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji. He was accompanied by Mr. Margus Kogla, Ambassador for UN issues in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and Mrs. Mari Tomingas, Counsellor of the 2nd Division of the Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

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  • Workshop on National Organic Standards and Guarantee System held

    ParticipantsNovember 15-16, Thimphu: Around 35 participants representing the Bhutan Standards Bureau, private sector and business enterprises along with officials from the Ministry came together to consult and finalise the National Organic Standards and Guarantee System.

    A resource person from the International Federation for Organic Agriculture Movement facilitated the workshop at the agriculture conference hall.

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  • Field guide for fishes of western region launched

    The Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo launched the field guideNovember 15, Thimphu: A field guide listing 104 freshwater fish species of western Bhutan has been launched. It covers the detailed taxonomic position, quality photographs, distribution maps, present conservation status and local names of species belonging to 16 families and 47 genera.

    Out of 104 species, the book includes 57 news species recorded in Bhutan along with 11 nonnative fish species introduced in various parts of the country for commercial purposes.

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