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  • Trainers’ training for the promoters of credit unions underway

    UntitledFebruary 24-27, Thimphu: The Asian Confederation of Credit Union (ACCU) and the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is organising the four day ToT at the NRDCL hall.

    The training aims to provide skills, tools and knowledge for the community leaders, extension staff and field level staff of DAMC enabling them to organise and train community leaders of credit cooperatives. DAMC is targeting to organise at least 5 credit cooperatives.

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  • Dairy Kiosk Inaugurated at Changkhorlo

    A50X27349 February Thimphu. Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji inaugurated the Kiosk, a retail outlet for dairy products from dairy groups and associations instituted across the country. The outlet is aimed at providing assured market for producers and an access to quality product for the consumers. Kiosk will be operated by the Youth Business Cooperative on public private partnership modality.

    There are 153 functional dairy groups and associations which collectively produce around 30920 MT of fresh milk. With the subsidy support package for two unit dairy cows in 10th five year plan had stimulated domestic milk production growth by 8% per annum. Therefore, Department of Livestock intends to continue the momentum in the 11th FYP with major financial support services from BOIC.

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  • Training Workshop on Protected Area Management Effectiveness

    UntitledWildlife Conservation Division, Department of the Forests and Park Services is currently conducting a three days training workshop on ‘Protected Areas Management Effectiveness’ at Lobesa. The workshop is facilitated by two international experts namely Dr. Nigel Dudley and Dr Sue Stolton, Research Equilibrium, UK, and attended by CFOs and Park Rangers from the project sites (WCNP, PNP, JSWNP, RMNP) and JDNP among others.

    The main objectives of the workshop are to firstly, to introduce management effectiveness (ME) assessment: best practices, tools, global targets and data collection, introduce how ME links to management standards and secondly to discuss how this workshop links into the ‘Bhutan for Life’ project,  thirdly to train participants in the use of the management effectiveness tracking tool (METT), discuss how to enhance the METT and the possibility of developing some Bhutan specific modules and finally to plan the long term institutionalization of ME in Bhutan.

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