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  • Wrap-up meeting for MAGIP supervision mission

    participants during the session
    participants during the session

    28 November 2013, Thimphu: A wrap-up meeting for the Market Access and Growth Intensification Project (MAGIP) supervision mission was held at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) under the Chairmanship of the Officiating Secretary, Mr. Chencho Norbu, the Director General for the Department of Forests and Park Services.

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  • Towards achieving self-sufficiency in livestock products

    25-27 November, Thimphu: With the new directives from the Ministry to accelerate livestock development for achieving self-sufficiency in livestock products, the Department of Livestock (DoL) is in the process of fixing the production and its related service targets over and above the 11th FYP  for specific regions and Dzongkhags.

    To discuss further on this, the officials including the Program Directors, Program Managers, Dzongkhag Veterinary Officers (DVOs) and Dzongkhag Livestock Officers (DLOs) among others under the Department met in a three day meeting at the DoL conference hall. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Tashi Samdup, the Director for DoL.

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  • Planning workshop for RNR-Climate Change Information System held

    participants of the workshop
    participants of the workshop

    26 November, Thimphu: A one day planning workshop was organised at the Rochog Pel Hotel to discuss the Climate Change Information System (CCIS) for the RNR sector. CCIS is one of the key activities under the Global Climate Change Alliance, a project to enhance resilience of Bhutan’s rural households to the effects of climate change.

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  • Bhutan Calls for Greater Global Solidarity to Tackle Climate Change

    Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests and Vice Chair of the National Environment Commission addressing the conference
    Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests and Vice Chair of the National Environment Commission addressing the conference

    Warsaw, Poland, 20th November, 2013: Addressing the Plenary of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests and Vice Chair of the National Environment Commission, urged the international community to demonstrate greater global solidarity to tackle the threat of climate change. “Our collective efforts must intensify if we are to avoid dangerous climate change for the most vulnerable, from the lowest lying islands and coastal areas to the high and fragile mountains.”

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  • National Stakeholders Workshop on Implementation of Regional Action Plan for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics

    Jambayang Resort, Thimphu 19 November 2013: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) with support from Food and Agricultural Organization for Asia-Pacific Region (FAORAP) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UNESCAP) organized a half-day National Stakeholders Workshop on Initiation of the Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics in Bhutan on 19 November 2013 at Jambayang Resort.

    The Workshop was attended by about 25 officials representing major stakeholders both within and agencies outside the RNR sector. Mr. Dorji Dhradhul, the Director of Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) graced the opening ceremony, Mr. Phub Sangay, Chief Statistical Officer from National Statistical Bureau (NSB), served as the chair and Mr. Allan Nicholls, Regional Coordinator for Implementation of Regional Action Plan for improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics form FAORAP resourced the workshop.

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