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  • Officials Trained to Tackle Bird Flu Outbreaks

    The training at the Centennial Hotel in Phuentsholing.
    Disinfection being demonstrated to the participants- click to enlarge

    21-28 March, Phuentsholing: Around seventy-eight participants including officials from Livestock, Health, Disaster Management, BAFRA and the Royal Bhutan Police completed an eight day training which helped them to understand and experience the Bird Flu control and response activities. The training was conducted at the Centennial Hotel in Phuentsholing.

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  • VeGoT Project, Chukha: Improving the Nutritional Status for school children

    29 March 2014, Dharla, Chukha: Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests interacted with the Training of Trainers (ToT) participants of Vegetable Go To School (VeGoTs) Project conducted at RNR RDC Dharla Chukha on 29 March 2014. The ToT workshop and project orientation for 19 school teachers from western and southern Dzongkhags who were identified as the pilot schools for VeGoTs programme implemented by the School Agriculture Programme (SAP). The 3 year project is funded by the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre (AVRDC) through SDC funding. The project is multidisciplinary in nature, a joint collaboration of three Ministries- Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Health (MoH) and Education (MoE), more specifically, the Department of School Education, the Royal Institute of Health Sciences, and the Department of Agriculture led by CoRRB, MoAF.

    The 19 teachers from pilot western and southern Dzongkhag schools with Hon'ble MoAF Lyonpo and officials of the three involved Ministries. (Please click to enlarge)
    The 19 teachers from pilot western and southern Dzongkhag schools with Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo and officials of the three involved Ministries. (Please click to enlarge)
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  • Registration of Traders for Cordyceps Auction 2014 from 15-30 April 2014

    The registration of traders interested to take part in Cordyceps auctioning 2014 will be open from 15 April to 30 April 2014. Kindly download the form from the link below or visit the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) Office during office hours. The form should be submitted to DAMC,MoAF.

    For further information kindly contact Mrs. Sangay Choden at (02) 322909/331638.

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  • Hon’ble Lyonchhoen and Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo sign Performance Agreement

    Exchanging the signed performance Agreement at the Office of the Prime Minister
    Exchanging the signed Performance Agreement at the Office of the Prime Minister

    27 March 2014, Thimphu: The First Annual Performance Agreement between the Hon’ble Minister, MoAfF and the Hon’ble Prime Minister on the five key objectives and three mandatory objectives was signed on 27th March, 2014 at the General Assembly Conference Hall for the financial year 2014-2015. During the signing ceremony, the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo said that MoAF is the first Ministry signing this Performance Agreement with the Hon’ble Prime Minister; which basically indicated the importance that the government accords to the Ministry. The Lyonpo said that the Performance Agreement provides an opportunity for the Ministry to reposition ourselves to play a crucial role in fulfilling its objectives and mandates.

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  • Refresher Course done on the theme “Strengthening the Plant Biosecurity and Organic Agriculture Development”

    28 March 2014, Thimphu: The 13th Annual Refreshers Course on the theme “Strengthening The Plant Biosecurity and Organic Agriculture Development” for BAFRA plant regulatory and quarantine officials which was held at Thimphu ended today. The aim of the event was to improve the proficiency of the regulatory and quarantine officials to safeguard the health and life of humans, animals, plants and the environment from the risk of exotic pests and diseases.

    The two days refresher course was organised by BAFRA with fund assistance from the National Biosafety framework Project.

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