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  • National Workshop on Roadmap for Organic Agriculture policy in Bhutan ongoing

    Participants include FAO, WWF, Tarayana, Bhutan Alpine Seeds, YBC, BDBL, Sabha Bhutan and Mountain Hazelnut, relevant officials from Dzongkhag, NoP and DoA.
    Participants include FAO, WWF, Tarayana, Bhutan Alpine Seeds, YBC, BDBL, Sabha Bhutan, Mountain Hazelnut and relevant officials from Dzongkhag, NoP and DoA.

    23 May 2017, Thimphu: A two-day National Workshop on Roadmap for Organic Agriculture Policy in Bhutan began yesterday and will go on till today 23rd May 2017. The second level of consultations has been organised by the NOP and is being held at the City Hotel, Thimphu. The objective of the workshop is to present the initial findings from the assessment, and to seek everyone’s ideas and contributions before finalising the draft report detailing the findings and sharing the draft widely including on the websites of MOAF for further input from the public, so that eventually it will have a strong and well consulted and assessed strategy to support the development organic farming in Bhutan. The event is being graced by the Hon’ble minister of the Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

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  • Picture Story: 48 years old Tshewang Dema weeding her land in Gangjur

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    May 23, Lhuentse: Farmers in Thoshopang under Gangjur geog are currently engaged with weeding in the maize fields which is grown once a year. One of them is a 48 years old Tshewang Dema who owns one langdo (a third of an acre) of land on steep slopes. Maize is her major crop, as vegetables and other crops do not grow well due to its difficult terrain. Five of her neighbours were helping her with the weeding. Farmers use maize mainly as fodder for their cattle while a few of them make Kharang and Tengma for their personal consumption as well as to feed a few of the poultry they are raising for eggs.
    -ICTD

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  • 11th Management Board Meeting for BAFRA (MB-BAFRA) Held

    The meeting was chaired by the Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo
    The meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo

    22 May, Thimphu: Chaired by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, the 11th MB-BAFRA was held on Friday, May 19, 2017. The meeting was attended by the members comprising of heads of Department of Trade, Revenue and Customs, Secretary General of BCCI, Heads of Department of Livestock, Department of Forests and Park Services, Department of Agriculture and PPD and other officials.

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  • A Farm Road and Two Farm Shops inaugurated at Punakha

    At the inauguration ofthe farm road
    At the inauguration of the farm road

    22 May 2017, Punakha: Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests last Saturday, 20 May, inaugurated two farm shops and the construction of a farm road in Punakha Dzongkhag.  The construction of the 6.5 kilometers farm road was inaugurated at Yebesa village while a farm shop each for Chhubu and Shengana gewogs were also launched on the same day.

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