The RNR Newsletter (1- 15 March Vol. VII Issue no II) covers the story of Quinoa for food and nutritional security in Bhutan
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March 14, Thimphu: JICA assures its continued commitment to Bhutan during a meeting held between the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor and Mr. Hara Shohei, the Director General (DG) for the South Asia Department, JICA Headquarter. The Agriculture Secretary Dasho Rinzin Dorji was also present.
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Thimphu: The National Veterinary Hospital (NVH) under the Department of Livestock (DoL) has organised a sensitisation meeting on Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) and Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) on March 11.
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March 12-14, Thimphu: At the ongoing 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM) organised by the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) in collaboration with European Union (EU), New Delhi organised Bhutan-EU Cooperation side event at Royal Banquet Hall. The opening of side event was graced by His Excellency Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator and UN Under-Secretary General and the Hon’ble Foreign Minister, Dr. Tandin Dorji.
The stall displayed glimpses of EU partnership with Royal Government of Bhutan in the Renewable Natural Resource Sector including the EU Technical Cooperation Project, Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme, ICIMOD Himalica Project, EU – International Cooperative Alliance regional project and EU ITC Trade Project.
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March 12-17, Thimphu: The National Veterinary Hospital (NVH) is organising a week long training-workshop for veterinarians on Ultrasonography and Radiology in small animals at NVH, Motithang. The radio-imaging expert, Dr. Nicolette Hayward, the Director from the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Ltd, UK is the resource person. Three ultrasonography machines were provided for the training purpose by Mr. Sudarshan Girdhar, Sales Accounts Manager with IMV Imaging, India Pvt. Limited.
The training will impart the veterinarians with necessary knowledge and practical skills to use advanced diagnostic tools such as ultrasonography and x-ray machines for rapid and accurate disease diagnosis in animals. With increasing demand for advanced veterinary clinical services, it is high time that services provided at the animal health centres are also upgraded. More importantly, such diagnostic tools help in making accurate diagnosis, thereby increasing the efficacy of treatment.
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