6 October, 2017, Thimphu. A Seminar on the JICA Joint Partnership Program on an adaptive research trial in organic rice production with emphasis on the cultivation of rice without the use of synthetic weedicides was organised by the National Organic Program (NOP) with budgetary assistance from the JICA on 6 October, 2017, in Thimphu.
28 September, Paro: A day long workshop on ‘Understanding the Seed System in Bhutan’ was conducted by National Biodiversity Center at Metta Resort in Paro. The workshop was attended by 26 participants from the Department of Agriculture, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Bhutan Alpine Seeds, Department of Forest and Park Services, RDC Yusipang, RDC Bajo, Legal Unit- MoAF, FAO-Bhutan, Royal University of Bhutan, UNDP CO, College of Natural Resources and National Biodiversity Centre.
The Primary objective of the workshop was to create a better understanding of the National Seed System, Plant Variety Protection and Plant Breeding in Bhutan amongst the participants.
Stockholm Conference, 1972 was the UN’s first major conference on international environmental issues and marked as turning point in the development of international environmental politics. After 20 year in 1992, world came together in United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) or Earth Summit as a measure to economic development, destruction of irreplaceable natural resources and pollution.