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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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  • Workshop on Developing SOP for Veterinary Clinical Services

    group photo14 February 2017, Phuentsholing: The National Animal Hospital, Thimphu has organised a three-day “Workshop on Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Veterinary Clinical Services” from 13-15 February, 2017 at the City Veterinary Hospital & Satellite Laboratory in Phuentsholing.

    The workshop mainly focuses on developing standards and procedures for veterinary clinical services to be used in livestock extension centres, farms and veterinary hospitals. The workshop will also finalise standardised forms for prescription, surgical consent and case referrals to be used by all agencies under the Department of Livestock. The SOP is required to improve the quality of veterinary services by putting standard process during the delivery of animal health services to the clients including farmers.

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  • Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Training conducted at SWRRC

    The trainees with the resource people (please click to enlarge)

    11 February 2017, Jigmeling: Around 30 participants from the Territorial Forest Divisions and Protected Areas underwent a three days hands-on-training at the Southern Regional Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (SWRRC), Jigmeling, Sarpang. The Training which began on Tuesday went on till 9 February.

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  • MoU Signed for supply of Organic produce

    A50X0124February 9, Thimphu: The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for supply of organic vegetables was signed between the Rangzhin Sanam Detshen (RSD) and 11 Hotels: Amankora Resort, Taj Tashi, Terma Linca, Druk Hotel, Hotel Galingkha, Bhutan Suites, Hotel Ariya, Tashi Yoedling, Hotel Pedling, Bhutan Hotel and Fu Lu Shou, Thimphu in presence of Gasa Dzongda.

    The Rangzhin Sanam Detshen, is the first ever certified organic growers group of Khatoed Gewog, Gasa. They will supply organic potato, garlic and carrot at agreed prices of Nu. 31, Nu. 120 and Nu. 60 respectively, per kilogram.

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  • Training Workshop on Plant Taxonomy & Bhutan Biodiversity Portal

    Participants for the workshop9 February 2017, Thimphu: A training workshop on plant taxonomy and Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (BBP) (www.biodiversity.bt) was conducted for the officials of the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) at Thimphu. The training workshop aimed to brief the officials of JDNP on the plant identification techniques, herbarium techniques and awareness on the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (BBP). This training workshop was targeted to the forestry officials of JDNP to continue collecting specimens for herbarium and strengthen the herbarium program at the park. Herbarium would be mostly focused on the collection alpine plant species and documenting the plant species diversity in the park. Basic knowledge and idea on plant identification techniques and herbarium specimen processing techniques were imparted to the officials of the park. Practical sessions were conducted on the herbarium processing and the participants also visited the National Herbarium to learn about the uniformity of labels and specimens’ arrangement techniques. Currently, National Herbarium uses the Bentham and Hooker System of Classification.

    The training workshop also focused on available books, literature and papers and BBP. Participants were made aware of the understudied biodiversity groups such as ferns, mosses, algae, etc. User interface of the BBP were briefed on the background and importance of BBP and further demonstration on BBP was conducted, which surprisingly many participants were interested to study and document various biodiversity groups such as birds, orchids, mammals, etc. The awareness program on BBP is a part of seminar series which is conducted throughout the country by prioritizing relevant and important institutions such as Department of Forests and Park Services, College of Natural Resources, Sherubtse College, Gaeddu College of Business Studies, the Tourism Industry and general public at large. BBP acts as an online biodiversity repository contributed by the biodiversity enthusiasts and citizen participations and it is also an online platform which is available to all interested national and international users.

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