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  • DoL builds capacity of stakeholders in fisheries assessment methods

    In line with the letter of understanding between the Department of Livestock (DoL) and Tangsibji Hydro Energy Limited (THyE), eight officials from Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC), THyE, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park and Bumthang Divisional Forest Office attended training on fisheries assessment methods and management in Bhutan. 

    The National Research and Development Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NRDCR&LF), Haa organised the training at Tashiling, Trongsa from 18-21 June.

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  • Third SAARC multi-stakeholders meeting held

    24 June Thimphu: Thirty five delegates from SAARC countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, SAARC Agriculture Center and SAARC Secretariat attended the third multi-stakeholders dialogue on Agriculture with a theme “Sharing seed to enhance Food Security: ‘Seeds without Borders’ in SAARC Member States” as access, availability and affordability of quality seed of appropriate plant genetic resources to achieve higher and resilient crop productivity. The dialogue being held at Terma Linca marks the beginning of series of meeting being organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests culminating in fourth meeting of the SAARC Agriculture Ministers.

    The multi-stakeholder’s dialogue was introduced in the SAARC Mechanism by the 13th SAARC submit as a platform for informal consultation and interaction among the experts and civil society representatives. 

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  • Photographic Guide on Faunal Biodiversity of Jigme Dorji National Park Published

    The first edition of ‘Faunal Biodiversity of Jigme Dorji National Park a Photographic Guide’ is published.

    The book covers the photographic illustration with taxonomic classification, habitat and distribution information of 33 species of mammals belonging to 14 families, 90 species of birds belonging to 28 families, 21 species of reptiles belonging to 5 families, 12 species of amphibians belonging to 6 families, 14 species of dragonflies and damselflies belonging to 4 families, 41 species of butterflies belonging to 6 families and 3 species of wild bees belonging to 2 families. The updated checklist of faunal diversity of Jigme Dorji National Park is also included in the publication.

     

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  • Ministry observes World Day to Combat Desertification

    June 17, Mongar: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests observed the World Day to Combat Desertification in Mongar at two sites, Thridangbi chiwog in Saling and Drangmaling chiwog in Tsamang to create awareness amongst farming communities on sustainable land management (SLM).

    The day with a theme, ‘Let’s grow the future together’ saw around 230 participants including farmers and officials. Sixty acres of land (35 acres in Thridangbi and 25 acres in Drangmaling) was brought under the SLM interventions and planted fodder hedgerows and fruit plants.

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  • Dairy product diversification training for Bumthang dairy groups

    The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Bumthang and  National Dairy Research and Development Centre, Yusipang conducted two days training in the first week of June 2019 for dairy groups of Tamshing and Chhumig on production of dairy products like yogurt, paneer, lassi and ice cream.

    The training was conducted to solve marketing problems of butter and cheese through product diversification. Following the training, the Sector intends to focus on production of various products at a larger scale apart from ordinary butter and cheese, owing to the market availability and demand. The same training will be provided to the dairy groups of Tang and Ura in the coming year.

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