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  • Vegetable competition held in Sarpang

    December 17, Sarpang: Farmers from six geogs of Singye, Gakidling, Shompangkha, Dekidling, Samteling and Gelephu participated in a winter vegetable competition and display organised by the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector, Sarpang during the 108th National Day Celebration.

    Thirty six farmers took part in the competition out of which 17 farmers won the prizes. The prizes included green net, knapsack sprayer and other tools which are useful for vegetable production. All the participating farmers were issued water sprinkles.

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  • FAO’s report on status of the World’s Soil Resources launched

    The Status of the World’s Soil Resources report was launched on the 4th December in FAO Head Quarter during the World Soil Day Celebration and the official closure of the 2015 International Year of Soil.

    The report is based on the assessment of more than 200 environmental scientists of the state-of-knowledge on soil resources and soil change. It reports on the major soil changes globally and in more detail on regional changes that includes scientific data on soil erosion, soil organic carbon change, soil sealing, soil nutrient changes etc.

    Mr. Chencho Norbu, the Director General of the Department of Forests and Park Services, is one of the Coordinating Lead Authorson the Chapter 7: The Impact of soil change on Ecosystem Services of SWSR.

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  • Trashigang Farmers take part in Crop competition cum Exhibition

    Untitled-1Trashigang: The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector, Trashigang organised a Crop competition cum Exhibition for the second time in collaboration with RDC-Wengkhar and Research Development Sub-Centre (RDSC), Khangma coinciding with 108th National Day Celebration at Bidung Lower Secondary School. The opening ceremony was graced by Hon’ble Lyonpo, Dorji Choden, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement.

    A total of 38 farmers from Bartsham, Bidung, Phongmey, Radi, Samkhar, Shongphu and Yangnyer geogs took part in the competition. Participants brought eight different types of vegetables and two categories of fruits (orange and walnut). A panel of five judges selected the best entries of vegetables and fruit/nut. About 19 farmers received prizes of agriculture tools and equipment funded by the Sector. The Hon’ble Lyonpo awarded the prizes.

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    December 22, Thimphu:  The FAO representative in Bhutan and Nepal based in Nepal, Dr. Somsak Pipoppinyo  paid  a  courtesy call to Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

    Reported by Tashi Yangzom with photo by Choidup Zangpo, ICS

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