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  • Former RNR Family Dr. Kinley appointed Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic

    The appointment of Dr. Dorjee Kinlay as FAO Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic became official this week. A national of Bhutan, Dr. Kinlay holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. His diplomatic and professional career has included assignments with the Ministry of Agriculture, Royal Government of Bhutan, a period as World Wildlife Fund Representative and concurrently Honorary Executive Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature in Bhutan. Throughout his career, Kinlay has dealt with issues of policy and practical implementation in food security and agricultural development.

    Before joining the Food Agriculture Organisation, Dr. Kinley was the Deputy Secretary of the Planning and Policy Division of the erstwhile Ministry of Agriculture.

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  • Pre-congress International Student’s Workshop for Emerging Ethnobiologists

    The Workshop was held at CNR, Lobesa

    27-30 May, 2014, Lobesa: The International Student’s Workshop is one of the Pre-Congress Events held every two years. This year the workshop was held at the College of Natural Resources, Lobesa from May 27 to 30, 2014. This workshop is intended to foster international connections between emerging ethnobiologists and to establish a support network of mentors around the world.

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  • 14th ISE Congress kicks off with the Mountain Communities Initiatives

    27 May 2014, Jangbee (Trongsa) and Ura (Bumthang): Forty-seven participants from 10 different countries arrived in Bhutan on 27th May 2014. They are involved in the Mountain Communities Initiatives for the 14th International Society of Ethnobiology Congress.

    The idea of the Mountain Communities Initiatives was borne during the last ISE Congress in Montpellier, France— to create an opportunity for exchange among indigenous mountain communities about the defense of traditional food and agriculture systems in a context of climate change and other ecological and socio-political pressures.

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  • South Asian Regional Workshop on Biosafety

    HE Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji with the participants of the South Asian Regional Workshop on Biosafety

    26 May, Paro: “while one can be so excited about all the solutions the modern biotechnology promises to address the global problems, there is need for regulatory system aligned with the development goals and objectives of one’s country in order to protect public health and farming system, conserve natural resources and conserve cultural practices” shared His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests, who graced the inaugural session of the  South Asian Regional Workshop on Biosafety.

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