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    December 22, Thimphu:  The FAO representative in Bhutan and Nepal based in Nepal, Dr. Somsak Pipoppinyo  paid  a  courtesy call to Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

    Reported by Tashi Yangzom with photo by Choidup Zangpo, ICS

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  • RNR Exhibition held to commemorate 108th National Day

    Hon'ble Lyonchhoen visiting the exhibition ground
    Hon’ble Lyonchhoen visiting the exhibition ground

    17 December 2015, Paro: An RNR exhibition held coinciding with the celebration of the 108th National Day at Paro drew visitors in drove. Several agencies under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests put up exhibition to showcase different services offered by ministry. The exhibition was held to commemorate the 108th National Day.

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  • DoFPS Launches Three Important Publications to Celebrate 108th National Day

    To commemorate the 108th National Day, the Department of Forests & Park Services (DoFPS), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is launching following three publications.

    The first book on – Protected Areas of Bhutan – the book covers information on five National Parks, four Wildlife Sanctuaries, one Strict Nature Reserve and the Biological Corridors. The book provides an overview of Bhutan’s Protected Areas, species richness, cultural diversity and livelihoods of communities living in the protected areas; potential areas of eco-tourism and biological research and challenges faced by the park mangers and rangers in adopting higher standards of effective management.

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  • Minutes of Discussion signed between the Department of Agriculture and JICA

    web 1December 16, Thimphu: The Minutes of Discussion on the preparatory survey for the project for improvement of machinery and equipment for construction of rural agricultural road (Phase 3) between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) was signed today in presence of the Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

    The purpose of this mission is to discuss with the concerned officials of the Government of Bhutan on the Draft Preparatory Survey Report for preparing draft outline design for Japanese Grant aid Project. This mission is a follow up to the earlier mission in August and September 2015. The team had held series of discussions with the RGoB concerned official.

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  • The SFS -Bhutan Program Research Symposium held

    20151214_104145[1]December 14, Thimphu: The School for Field Studies (SFS) -Bhutan Program Research Symposium was held yesterday in Thimphu at the Royal Thimphu College to present the findings of directed field research carried out by SFS students during their 3 month semester program period in Bhutan.

    21 undergraduate students from 19 different universities or colleges of the USA have been undertaking the semester course on ‘Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition’ at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), Bumthang since September 2015. The students have carried out field research related to forests, biodiversity, and rural livelihoods under Choekhor and Tang geogs in Bumthang.

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