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  • Project Steering Committee meeting for EUTCP in support of RNR Sector held

    April 12, Thimphu: The Project Steering Committee meeting for the EU Technical Cooperation Project in Support of RNR Sector was held  at the conference hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). The meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Secretary, MoAF and attended by the Project Steering Committee members comprising of the members of the RNR Gross National Happiness (GNH) Committee of the MoAF and one member each from Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The EU Delegation led by Dr. Johann Hesse, Head of Development Cooperation, EU Delegation, New Delhi, India attended the meeting as observer.

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  • Ministry initiates cleaning campaign at Dechenphu

    A50X0786April 9, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests initiated a cleaning campaign in and around Dechenphu Monastery. Led by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji; around one hundred and thirty volunteers from the Ministry collected 5 truckloads (DCM) of waste such as bottles and plastics.

    It was organised coinciding with the monthly cleaning campaign of the Department of Forests and Park Services.

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  • Nominations and Applications invited for Chairperson of GFAR

    gfarNominations and applications are invited for the role of Chairperson of GFAR, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation, for a 3-year period from July 2017.

    GFAR is the unique multi-stakeholder global forum on agricultural research and innovation. An open, voluntary forum and a movement for change, GFAR is a global action network, made up of hundreds of partner organizations from public, private and civil society sectors, working together to shape the future of agriculture and food and their role in achieving sustainable development.

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  • Federal Minister for Environment of Germany visits Bhutan

    Germany delegetes with Bhutan officialApril 5-6 2017, Thimphu: Her Excellency Dr. Barbara Anne Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany and her delegation called on the Hon’ble Lyonpo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on April 5. During the meeting, the Department of Forests and Park Services presented on the Centre for Tiger and Cat Research and Jhomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary.

    On April 6, the delegation accompanied by the Agriculture Minister and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Environment Commission, World Wildlife Fund- Bhutan Program and Bhutan Trust Fund planted some 130 saplings comprising of the national tree cypress, Cherry tree, Oak and Dogwood at Kuenselphodrang as a symbol of Bhutan-German friendship. They also took a hike from Kuenselphodrang to Changangkha Lhakhang.

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