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  • EU delegation calls on Hon’ble Lyonpo

    A50X0620November 27, Thimphu: The European Union (EU) delegation of five members led by Ms. Maria Castillo Fernandez, Head of Division of European External Action Service made a courtesy call to the Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji.

    During the meeting, Lyonpo expressed his deep condolence in regard to the recent terrorist attacks in France. He shared that EU support has been the important component for the Ministry contributing tremendously in the lives of rural farmers.

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  • Paddy Field Day on Khamtey in Tsirang

    Sunkosh KhamteySunkosh, Tsirang: Khamtey, a traditional variety from Phuntshothang, Samdrupjongkhar, is considered as one of the premium rice varieties because of its good eating quality. Owing to its better taste, the market for the variety is assured as signified by the quantities of Khamtey transported from Phuntshothang to other destinations by various entrepreneurs.

    Rice is the main crop in Sunkosh village (350 m) and shares similar agro-ecological conditions particularly the air temperatures with that of Phuntshothang. Considering the similarity, a production evaluation trial on Khamtey was organised by RNRRDSC Tsirang in the 2015 cropping season in collaboration with Tsirang Dzongkhag Agriculture sector and National Biodiversity Center. The seed was originally sourced from Phuntshothang and two farmers from Sunkosh had  volunteered to evaluate. The crop was raised entirely under the existing farmer’s management practices.

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  • Satuwa Awareness Training in Sarpang Dzongkhag

    Paris polyphylla (Photo: Tashi, 2015)
    Paris polyphylla (Photo: Tashi, 2015)

    26 November, Sarpang: Sarpang Dzongkhag has seven non-wood forestry product management and marketing groups. The Dzongkhag Forestry Sector conducted monitoring, review and revision of management plans for the group during the month of October and November 2015. In addition, one of the objectives was to create awareness on Satuwa (Paris polyphylla) as per the directives from the department. The awareness training was conducted in Jigmecholing and Chudzom Gewogs with reference to guidelines for resource assessment and management of Satuwa.

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  • Training on Forest Silviculture and Management at UWICE

    The participants
    The participants

    24 November, Jakar: A two weeks training on Forest Silviculture and Management began on 24 November at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE). Twenty two participants from different territorial divisions under the Department of Forests and Park Services are attending the training.

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  • Training Workshop on Different Methods of Natural Product Extraction Focused on TLC Technique

    Participants with resource people
    Participants with resource people

    25 November 2015, Thimphu: A three days Laboratory Training on different methods of natural product extraction including bio-activity and biochemical analysis for different stakeholders was organised by the National Biodiversity Centre in collaboration with Nimura Genetic Solutions, Japan from 17 to 19 November, 2015 at NBC’s Bioprospecting Laboratory, Serbithang as part of the activity for the Nagoya Protocol Implementation fund (NPIF) Project.

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