4 – 7 October, 2019: Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and his team comprising of officials from Policy and Planning Division (PPD), Department of Agricultural Marketing & Cooperatives (DAMC), and Regional Agricultural Marketing & Cooperatives office (RAMCO) visited Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang and Zhemgang Dzongkhag . The main objective of the visit was to advocate on the importance of School and Hospital Feeding Program, a priority of the government to improve food and nutrition requirement for school children. The visit is also aimed to share views on the agriculture transformation to be initiated in the 12th FYP to increase food self-sufficiency. The visit is scheduled for ten Dzongkhags including Merak and Sakteng in the East.
Lyonpo met with different level of participants comprising of local government , school teachers , extension officers and regional agencies and expressed his views on the sustainable development and how import of food and food products shows the vulnerability of our future food supply. Lyonpo stressed the need for transformations in Agriculture system and also informed the meetings that School and Hospital Feeding Program is a market innovation, good news for the Farmers and entrepreneurs of Bhutan, which assured market for their produce to schools and hospital.
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