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  • MoU signed between DoL and CNR for technical and scientific collaboration

    A50X5140March 15 Thimphu: The Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and College of Natural Resources (CNR), Royal University of Bhutan signed a Memorandum of Understanding in presence of Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Drorji, Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.

    The MoU states that a joint science and development committee will be formed for the effective utilisation of existing resources of agencies in veterinary science and animal science. The committee will support and share resources for academic teachings, joint research activities recommended by the science and development committee.

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  • Consultative Workshop to adopt Livestock Feed Standard in Bhutan

    Untitled14th March, Phuntsholing: The consultative workshop to set and adopt livestock feed standard in Bhutan was held on March 14. For the first time, technical department, regulatory agencies (DRA & BAFRA), private feed millers and suppliers came together to discuss and agree on the nutrient requirement standard including use or non-use of antimicrobial in livestock and poultry feeds.

    The availability of quality feed plays a crucial role on the production motion of pulsating livestock production and hence, the performance of livestock based industry depends on healthy feed milling industry. Further, the sustainability of feed industry is also directly reliant to livestock production. Therefore, it is indispensible to have standards for the production of uniform livestock and poultry feeds in Bhutan.

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  • Hon’ble Agriculture Minister attended 33rd FAO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference at Putrajaya, Malaysia

    Lyonpo with other Heads of Delegation
    Lyonpo with other Heads of Delegation

    Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji attended the 33rd FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific’ held in Putrajaya, Malaysia from March 10-11, 2016 at the invitation of H.E Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Malaysia. The biennial conference was organized by FAO together with Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Malaysia.

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    web 4March 14 Thimphu: His Excellency Mr. Alphonsus Stoelinga, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bhutan paid a courtesy call to Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.

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  • Commercial Agriculture and Resilient Livelihoods Enhancement Programme Launched

    DSCN0533Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, Hon’ble Secretary of the MoAF graced the official launch of the Commercial Agriculture and Resilient Livelihoods Enhancement Programme (CARLEP) on 7th March, 2016 at Wangchuk Hotel in Mongar. The launch was attended by Dasho Dzongdas of Pemagatshel and Trashiyangtse, Dasho Dzongrab, Mongar; officials from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and officials of six programme Dzongkhags. Representatives from the FCBL, GNH Commission, Ministry of Finance, Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative and technical departments of the Ministry were also present at the launch.

    CARLEP is a follow up programme to the current Market Access and Growth Intensification Project (MAGIP). It will build on the lessons and experiences from past IFAD funded projects and support the priorities of the government towards agricultural commercialization while emphasizing on the resilience to climate change. The goal of the programme is to sustainably increase smallholder producers’ incomes and reduce poverty through commercialization of production by programme households.

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