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  • Locally grown organic potato available at CFM

    untitled-2Thimphu: A locally grown organic potato from Gasa is now available at a sale counter at the Centenary Farmers Market (CFM) in Thimphu.

    Two farmers from Gasa set off a potato production of about 2000 kilograms (2 MT) totally organic with support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests to create awareness and encourage people growing and buying organic. This significant program is being initiated on a trial basis to help people understand the importance of organic products and boost farmers’ cash income. Continue reading  Post ID 6654

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  • Director of DoA appointed

    3-118 November, Thimphu: Ms. Kinlay Tshering has been appointed as the new Director for the Department of Agriculture (DoA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). She formerly served as the Chief Horticulture Officer for Horticulture Division, DoA, MoAF.

    Ms. Kinlay joined the civil service in 1999 as a researcher and has served for RNR research centers in Khangma, Wengkhar, Yusipang. She then joined the Council for RNR Research of Bhutan, MoAF as the Dy. Chief Research Officer in 2010.

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  • Rebuilt Bhutan Pavilion inaugurated at ICIMOD, Kathmandu

    (from left) His Eminence Venerable Dorji Lopon of Central Monastic body, Bhutan; His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan; and Dr. David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD
    (from left) His Eminence Venerable Dorji Lopon of the Central Monastic body, Bhutan; His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan; and Dr. David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD

    On 2 November, 2016, the Hon’ble Agriculture and Forests Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, inaugurated the Bhutan pavilion at ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal which was damaged by the tragic Nepal earthquake of April 2015.

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  • Projects Coordinator promoted to Zimpon Wogma

    a50x0167November 14, Thimphu: His Majesty The King appointed Karma Tenzin, the Project Coordinator of the Royal Projects Coordination Office under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests as a Zimpon Wogma on 10 November 2016.

    Karma Tenzin started his career in 2007 as a Livestock Officer under the Department of Livestock. He also served at the National Cold Water Fishery Centre, Haa. He has a Bachelor Degree from Sherubtse College, Trashigang and Masters Degree in Biology (Environmental Fisheries) from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

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  • Seminar on “Biodiversity Conservation with ABS, and the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal” held at Gaeddu College

    The seminar was held at the Gaeddu College of Business Studies
    The seminar was held at the Gaeddu College of Business Studies

    13 November, Gedu: An awareness seminar on National Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Program with Special Focus on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal” was held at the Gaeddu College of Business Studies (GCBS), Gedu, Chhukha on 10 November 2016. The seminar was aimed mainly at creating awareness on biodiversity conservation and its importance to students and faculties of the business college. Thus, expanding awareness and disseminating information to a wider audience without just focusing on environmental related agencies and institutions. The awareness seminar is a part of a seminar series which is conducted throughout the country by prioritisng relevant and important institutions.

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