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  • Write-Shop on developing the national and regional cost of production (CoP)

    Agriculture Research and Extension Division (ARED) under the Department of Agriculture (DoA) organized a Write-Shop from 21-25 October 2019 at Namsay Chhoeling Resort, Paro to develop the national and regional Cost of Production (CoP) of various horticultural and field crops based on the nationwide CoP survey carried out by four Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDCs) and National Mushroom Centre. The participant during the Write-Shop comprises of CoP taskforce members from ARED, NSC and ARDC Yusipang, technical team from ICTD, MoAF and focal officers from ARDCs and NMC.

    The main objectives are;

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  • World Food Day observed in Sakteng

    October16, Trashigang: The World Food Day (WFD) is observed every year on 16 October to mark the foundation day of FAO since its inception in 1945. The day is also marked to understand the various efforts made by UN organizations like FAO, WFO, UNICEF and WHO towards providing nutritious food for needy ones around the globe during the difficult situations. To mark the day, various events were organised in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.

    This year, the day in Bhutan was marked in Sakteng Lower Secondary School, Trashigang with School Agriculture Program (SAP) Annual awards. Around 1600 spectators including students, teachers, government officials, community leaders, farmers, parents and members of UN organizations gathered to mark the day with the global theme, ‘Our actions are our future, healthy diets for zero hunger world,’. The day promoted worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diet for all. WFD is a platform to showcase our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as well as to celebrate the progress towards reaching Zero Hunger world.

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  • Natural Product Development Facility at Dzedokha village Launched

    21 October, Chukha: The Natural Product Development Facility at Dzedokha village in Loggchina Geog, Chhukha Dzongkhag was inaugurated on 21st October 2019. The event was graced by Dasho Drungpa, Phuntsholing accompanied by Program Director, National Biodiversity Center (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) and other officials from the Dungkhag and the Ministry.

    The facility was developed in collaboration with the NBC, GEF-UNDP Small Grant Programme and the Dzedokha Phacheng Detshen. The facility is being operated as a social enterprise by three operators identified by the Dzedokha Phacheng Detshen under the Access and Benefit Sharing framework.

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  • Inauguration of Bir Kulo Irrigation Somlachen village, Dophuchen Gewog, Dorokha Drungkhag, Samtse Dzongkhag 22nd October 2019

    H.E Lyonpo Lok Nath Sharma, Minister for MoEA & Ms. Kinlay Tshering, Director, DoA inaugurating the Irrigation system

    His Excellency Lyonpo Lok Nath Sharma, Minister for Ministry of Economic Affairs today inaugurated the 2.1 km Bir Kulo Irrigation system, which was constructed by Department of Agriculture through Food Security & Agriculture Productivity Project (FSAPP). FSAPP is funded by Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Trust Fund through the World Bank. It is a five years project which started in 2017-2018 fiscal year and will end on 30th December 2022.

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