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  • World Food Day observed in Thimphu

    October 16, Thimphu: World Food Day (WFD) is observed every year on 16 October to mark the foundation day of FAO since its inception in 1945. Events of different natures were organised in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. This year the global theme was “Our Actions are Our Future; Zero Hunger World by 2030 is possible”.

    The day in Bhutan was marked at NRDCL with School Agriculture Programme (SAP) award winners, students, teachers, government officials and members of UN organisations. The day promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. WFD is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as well as celebrate the progress towards reaching Zero Hunger world.

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  • First sighting of White-bellied Heron in Phrumsengla National Park

    It was on 9 October 2018 at 4pm, an adult White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis) was found feeding at one of the shallow river sites towards the right river bank of Kurichu near Lingmethang, Mongar (N27°16’7.79″, E91°11′ 30.30″, Altitude-520m). The area where the bird was sighted falls within the jurisdiction of the Phrumsengla National Park with Chirpine forest (Pinus roxburghii) as dominant vegetation. The bird is suspected to have migrated from Yangbari from the downstream of Kurichu since its presence was reported by Dr. Sherub from UWICER during last summer.

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  • Bhutan RNR Statistics 2017

    The Renewable Natural Resources Statistics Division (RSD) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to bring out the Bhutan RNRStatistics 2017. The publication is a compendium of relevant statistics in the domain ofRenewable Natural Resources collected by RSD and various departments/agencies both within and outside the MoAF. The statistics presented in this publication are thoroughly harmonised, scrutinised and validated by the RSD and theRNR Statistics Technical Working Group (RS-TWG) and therefore are highlyreliable for use as official statistics of the MoAF. As data are collected and compiled fromvarious sources, each statistical table is accompanied with a mention of the source, firstlyto duly acknowledge the data contributors and secondly, the users maycontact the source for further information.

     

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  • ARDC Wengkhar opens Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) and Crèche facility

    October 4, Mongar: In line with the emerging needs for employees of the centre and importance to creation of a women and child friendly work place as per the existing legal frameworks, rules and regulations for Child Care in Bhutan, the ARDC Wengkhar, Department of Agriculture (DoA), Planning and Policy Division (PPD) with the support from Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF), the National Commission for Women and Child (NCWC), Mongar Dzongkhag Education Sector and Parents established a ECCD and Crèche facility.

    The facility was inaugurated on 4th October by Hon’ble Dasho Drangpon, Mongar, officials from the Regional agencies, parents, staff of ARDC Wengkhar, OPM CARELP and beneficiary children.

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  • National Training on Use of Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) for CAPI based Agriculture Censuses and Surveys

    1-5 October 2018, Paro: With support under the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) program of FAO, a national training on the use of CSPro for conducting computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) based Agriculture Censuses and Surveys is underway at Paro. The objective of the training is to train statistical and ICT officers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) on using CSPro to design a CAPI based questionnaire and setting up the underlying ICT infrastructure for the transfer of data from the field.

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