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  • Third batch of Dzongkha Unicode training underway

    IMG_0554February13-20, Phuentsholing: As per the requirement of the Dzongkha Development Policy to promote Dzongkha language, Information and Communication Services (ICS) is organising eight days training on official correspondences with Unicode at GPY Computer Training Institute in Phuentsholing.

    Thirteen officials from various offices under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests are attending. The training will familiarise the participants on Dzongkha keyboard, learn how to make correspondences in Dzongkha including letter writing, grammar, spelling, officer orders, advertisement, translation among others. They will also learn Dzongkha Microsoft Office to help them carry out daily correspondences in Dzongkha.

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  • CARLEP’s website officially launched

    DSC_126816 February, 2017, Wengkhar: The Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, officially launched the website of Commercial Agriculture & Resilient Livelihoods Enhancement Programme (CARLEP) based at Wengkhar in Mongar Dzongkhag on 16 February, 2017.

    The website has been developed recognising the growing emphasis on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the delivery of information in a transparent and cost-effective manner. It is also aimed at establishing a robust Information Management System as part of Knowledge Management (KM).

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  • Cattle show at Sirigang, Punakha held

    Untitled-214 February 2017, Punakha: The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Punakha with technical support of Regional Livestock Development Centre, Wangdue organised a cattle show at Sirigang under Kabisa Gewog yesterday. The show was graced by Dasho Dzongdag accompanied by Chairman of Dzongkhag Tshogdue and guests from Dzongkhag and Regional Offices of Punakha, RLDC, Wangdue and Gewog Administration, Kabisa.

    The cattle show was aimed at encouraging farmers to rear quality animal breeds for better milk production and also to take up improved cattle breeds by awarding attractive prizes for the best selected animals. This show also served as an information sharing platform by displaying various posters and organising quiz competitions among the participants.

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  • CARLEP’s AWPB preparation and completion of RPIC meeting

    DSC_117714 February 2017: Following a day long Validation Workshop for ‘Rapid Assessment of Dairy and Vegetable Value Chain’ on 10 February, the two days’ workshop for the AWPB preparation for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 for CARLEP and one day RPIC (Regional Programme Steering Committee) meeting was organised at Wangchuk Hotel, Mongar from 11-13 February, 2017.

    The AWPB workshop was organised mainly to review the implementation progress of the past FY 2015-16 and the current FY 2016-17; to prepare the AWPB for the next FY 2017-18 based on the recommendation by the recently completed two assessments on vegetable and dairy value chains; and also to prioritise and sequence the recommendations and delegate the clear roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder in the value chain processes.

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