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  • New Research Paper on Soil CO2 efflux from the eastern Himalayas

    The biogeochemistry of mountain forests in the Hindu Kush Himalaya range is poorly studied, although climate change is expected to disproportionally affect the region. To better understand soil C cycling of mountain forest ecosystems, Norbu Wangdi et al. studied soil respiration, its autotrophic and heterotrophic components, as well as the effects of environmental drivers such as temperature and moisture at a moderately high-altitude cool temperate mixed forest and a lower altitude cool temperate broadleaf forest in Bhutan.

    The study was part of the larger through fall manipulation experiment which was part of the BC-CAP project (Climate Change Adaptation Potentials of Forests in Bhutan– building human capacities and knowledge base) jointly implemented by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Department of Forests and Park Services and the BOKU University, Austria funded by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water.

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  • Gasa- From Good to Great- Selling Organic Produce from Gasa

    Dzongdag addressing the farmers, hotel representatives and Ministry officials
    Dzongdag addressing the farmers, hotel representatives and Ministry officials

    11 January 2017, Thimphu: For the first time two vegetables had been certified organic by BAFRA in accordance with the Bhutan Organic Certification System (BOCS) Guidelines 2013 viz. garlic and potatoes from Khatoed Geog in Gasa. This registered farmers’ group is the Rangshin Sonam Detshen from Khatoed Geog.

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  • Awarding of Poultry Farm Registration Certificates

    untitled-123 & 26 December 2016: The National Poultry Research & Development Centre, Sarpang, under the directives of Department of Livestock in collaboration with the RLDC and the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector has awarded farm registration certificates to about 118 poultry farmers under Chukha (67 farms) on 26 December at the City Veterinary Hospital, Phuentsholing and Samtse (51 farms) on 23 December, 2016 at the Samtse Geog Centre.

    The main objective of farm registration is to:

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