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  • On-going JICA Joint Partnership Program on Organic Rice Production reviewed

    A seminar to review the on-going JICA Joint Partnership Program on organic rice production trial with emphasis on the cultivation of rice without the usage of synthetic herbicides was held at the ARDC-Bajo on October 26.

    The seminar was attended by the JICA organic rice experts, program director, rice specialist, project manager of Royal Project, Chimipang; research focal officials from ARDC-Yusipang and Bajo and officials from the National Organic Programme (NOP).  It was organised by NOP with fund from JICA.

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  • DNA barcoding training underway at NBC

    A 12-day training course on DNA barcoding started at the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Serbithang from October 223 with fund from the Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and resource persons from Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Netherlands.

    DNA barcoding is a rapidly developing methodology in characterising biological diversity through use of short, standardised DNA fragments. It lies at an interface between genomics and biodiversity science, offering a suite of molecular tools for fast and reliable species identification as well as species discovery.

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  • Statistical Release on auction of crops during January-June 2018

    This statistical release is based on analysis of auction data on crops provided by Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL). It presents the half yearly volume and value of different crops auctioned in 4 (Four) auction yards of Phuntsholing, Samtse, Samdrupjongkhar and Gaylegphu during the period January-June 2018. Information on the auction of crops in terms of volume and value of different crops for the same period in 2017 is also presented in this release, to give a sense of trend in auction of crops.

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  • Hon’ble Advisor to MoAF meets WWF’s Vice President

    October 25, Thimphu:  Dr. Roberto Troya, Vice President, WWF and Regional Director of Latin America and the Caribbean and Director for WWF US offices in Nepal, Bhutan and Namibia called on the Hon’ble Advisor to Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Dasho Penjore.

    Welcoming the delegation, Dasho commended that WWF has been the one of the main partners for Bhutan in strengthening environmental conservation. He highlighted the exemplary partnership between Bhutan and WWF on Bhutan For Life.

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