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  • EU Technical Cooperation Project in Support of RNR Sector launched

    Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests with Dr. Johann Hesse, Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Bhutan 21st July, 2016, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan and the Delegation of the European Union for Bhutan have launched the Operational Programme Estimate for Technical Cooperation Project in Support of the Renewable Natural Resources Sector (EUTCP) financed by the European Union.

    The EUTCP is a Nu.340 Million (Euro 4.6 million) project which will strengthen the capacities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) to achieve its objectives of the current, 11th Five Year Plan. Under this plan, the Ministry plays a key role in improving the livelihood in rural areas, ensure food security, and alleviate poverty in the country.

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  • IRRI Deputy Director General for Research visits RDC-Bajo

    Untitled-1The association between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) dates back to 1984. This association continued actively till 2000 during which Bhutan immensely benefitted in terms of technical support, access to technologies and human resource development in rice research and development.

    To further strengthen the linkages between two institutes, Dr. Jacqueline Hughes, Deputy Director General for Research, IRRI, Philippines and Dr. Uma Shanker Singh from Country Office, India paid a short visit to Bhutan from the 10-13 July 2016. The visit was to revive and strengthen the collaboration between IRRI and Bhutan in rice research and development. The delegates discussed on the possibility of reinforcing the ties by signing a formal memorandum of understanding between two organisations during the meeting with the Agriculture Director General and senior officials held at Thimphu on 11 July 2016.

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  • Biogas for a Cheap and Sustainable Energy Source

    The Project Director presenting on the Bhutan Biogas Project
    The Project Director presenting on the Bhutan Biogas Project

    Thimphu: The Bhutan Biogas Project (BBP) has immensely benefited farmers in 17 Dzongkhags  by successfully installing 2,921 biogas plants till date reducing their daily workload and expenditure. The BBP  highlighted this in a media workshop held at Namgay Heritage Hotel on July 14.

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  • The DG of DoA, MoAF becomes the new MoF Secretary

    The new Hon'ble Secretary of MoF being congratulated by Hon'ble Lyonchhoen
    The new Hon’ble Secretary of MoF being congratulated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister

    July 15, Thimphu: The former Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Dasho Nim Dorji is the new Secretary for the Ministry of Finance. Prior to his transfer to the Ministry of  Agriculture and Forests a year ago, he had worked at the Ministry of Finance for 25 years.

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