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  • Consultation Workshop to Develop CSA Training Curriculum Framework

    The second two days’ meeting concluded on 15 June 2017
    The second two days’ meeting concluded on 15 June 2017

    19 June 2017: The Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC) in Zhemgang under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF) is in the process of developing framework for RDTC training Curriculum and modules. The RDTC strives to go Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) with the financial assistance of Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment and Conservation (BTFEC), towards achieving sustainable development guided by the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) concept and its 3 pillars– productivity, adaptation and mitigation. The CSA Curriculum framework developed through the consultative process involving participants from different agencies under MoAF drafted through two rounds of meetings at Namsey Chholing Resort at Paro.

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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Launches Agriculture Land Development Guidelines

    Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo launching the Agriculture Land Development Guidelines- seen here with with NSSC Program Director
    Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo launching the ALD Guidelines- seen here with NSSC Program Director

    17 June 2017: Coinciding with the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) on 17 June 2017, the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Forests launched the Agriculture Land Development Guidelines (ALDG) for sustainable management of agriculture land through adoption of proper processes, procedures and technologies.

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  • Apiculture Research and Development Consultative Workshop

    beekeeping workshop pic16 June 2017: Officials from Central and Regional Programs, Dzongkhags and beekeeping groups chairman, secretary and treasurers attended a one day workshop on beekeeping on 10 June 2017 at NH-RDC Jakar. The workshop was conducted with financial support from ICIMOD. The workshop had reviewed various beekeeping research and developmental activities of the past and deliberated pertinent issues regarding beekeeping development in the country.

    The workshop after prioritising the beekeeping activities had developed a strategy to accelerate the beekeeping development in the 12th Five Year Plan.

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  • Accelerating Beekeeping for Livestock Extension Agents

    training pic (2)16 June 2017: Livestock Extension Agents (LEA’s) from beekeeping potential areas have successfully attended a five days Training of Trainers (ToT) on modern methods of beekeeping using moveable frame hives from 5 to 9 June 2017 at Bumthang. The training was hosted by NH-RDC Jakar in collaboration with Regional Livestock Development Centres (RLDC’s) Wangdue and Tshimasam with fund support from Government of India (GoI).

    The main objectives of the training were to build the pool of beekeeping expert at the gewog level who will be able to impart the basic training to farmers in their respective areas. With this it is expected that the shortage of trained bee focal person will be mitigated up to some extent and beekeeping development is taken to greater heights.

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