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  • Mass Napier Plantation carried out at Jaray geog

    Untitled-1Lhuentse: Around 29,000 Napier grass cutting slips were planted on 8 acres of maize field at Jaray geog on 14-15 June 2017 benefiting 20 households.

    The program was initiated to create awareness among farmers on fodder plantation to make available cattle feed resources through sustainable land management practices. Napier plantation not only facilitates cattle feed for better production and reduces pressure for forest, but is also useful for soil conservation and maintaining soil fertility under sloppy landscapes.

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  • Khadar Awarded to Civil Servants for July 2017 Promotion

    HE Lyonpo with promotion recipantsAs a token of appreciation and in recognition of their dedicated services, the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests offered Trashi Khadar to the Civil Servants who have been promoted to next higher position level in July 2017. While the Ministry offered Khadhar to civil servants based in Thimphu, similar event have been taken place at the field offices within their respective agencies to use the occasion to rededicate the loyalty and service from the civil servants to the Tsawa Sum.

    In total, 225 civil servants under the RNR sector have been granted promotion for July 2017. The promotion consists of Specialist, Meritorious, Open competition and Broad Banded categories.

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  • Joint Global Tiger Day Press Release from the Department of Forests and Parks Services, MoAF Bhutan and WWF

    _MG_5621This is also the first time that a high-resolution image of the magnificent cat has been captured at a high altitude of 11,733 ft in Bhutan.

    Commissioned with support from WWF, it took photojournalist Emmanuel Rondeau and three Bhutanese park officials from DoFPS about 8 weeks and 8 camera traps for the mission that began in March this year. Bhutan’s national tiger survey in 2014-2015 confirmed the presence of tigers in several areas of Bhutan for the first time – and found that tigers were using wildlife corridors to move between parks.

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  • 4th Meeting of National Food Quality and Safety Commission

    Untitled-1July 26, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) organised 4th National Food Quality and Safety Commission (NFQSC) meeting chaired by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji. The members of NFQSC are heads from the Department of Public Health, Bhutan Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Department of Trade, Office of Attorney General, Department of Livestock, Department of Agriculture, Department of Law and Order and BAFRA.

    Under Food Act of Bhutan 2005, it is obligatory that a country needs to establish a NFQSC to function as an apex body for decisions relating to food standards and other food control matters.

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  • Fodder plantation carried out at marginal lands

    Fodder plantation being carried out at Tephu village
    Fodder plantation being carried out at Tephu village

    Pemagatshel: A fodder plantation program was held on 16-18 May at the Tephu village under Nanong geog to cover most of the fallow and eroded lands with fodder slips of Napier and Guatemala. The cultivable lands were destroyed by excavation of newly constructed farm roads. The community was very happy as they planted fodder on 2 acres of land and they are hopeful that their land will not be eroded further once the fodder slips would grow.

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