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  • Committee meeting concerning the Food Security Project for Underprivileged Farmers (2KR)

    The 2KR products had also helped Bhutan with employment generation, capacity development and also in income generation- Please click to enlarge
    The 2KR products have helped Bhutan with employment generation, capacity development and also in income generation- Please click to enlarge

    10 June, Thimphu. The Committee Meeting under the Food Security Project for underprivileged Farmers 2KR 2012 between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of Japan took place in the conference hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. Present in the meeting were the Hon’ble Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Dasho Tenzin Dhendup; Mr. Masanori Sunada, Project Formulation Advisor ( JICA Bhutan Office); Mr. Hideki Taniguchi, Embassy of Japan in India; Mr. Kenji Kashiwazaki & Mr. Takahiro Saeki from Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) along with and other sector heads and senior officials of the Ministry.

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  • Winning Essays on Plant Trees for Green Bhutan

    The following are the prize winning essays from the essay competition held at Tashidingkha MSS in commemoration of Social Forestry Day 2014:

    1st Prize Category I

    We are not new to the fact that trees, humans and other organisms must coexist in harmony. Trees are the basic source of life. Forget the world; let us talk about our country. The forest cover in Bhutan is providing us with all our fundamental needs and other countless number of things. Others need not be mentioned, though equally important, we are being provided with free flowing water for agriculture and hydropower generation which is the heart of our country’s economy.

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  • Basic GPS Training ongoing at UWICE

    The trainees are from Lunana, Lingzhi, Soe, Sephu, Bumdeling and Khoma Geogs
    The trainees are from Lunana, Lingzhi, Soe, Sephu, Bumdeling and Khoma Geogs

    9-12 June 2014, Lamaigonpa, Bumthang: The National Centre of Animal Nutrition, Department of Livestock, Bumthang in collaboration with the Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environment is the organiser of the 4 days training from 9/6/2014 to 12/6/2014 on “Basic Global Positioning System (GPS)”at Lamaigonpa, Bumthang. The training is being attended by 15 Livestock Extension Officers from Lunana, Lingzhi, Soe, Sephu, Bumdeling and Khoma Geogs.The training is funded by the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation under the HANAs Project.

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  • DAMC website ranked 11th

    In the website competition one of our sister websites was not too far behind us. Department of Agricultural Marketing & Cooperatives’s website www.agrimarket.gov.bt was ranked 11th out of 98 Government websites evaluated. Department of IT & Telecom (DITT) carried out the government website evaluation following a directive received from the Hon’ble Prime Minister to organise a website competition. The primary purpose was to assess whether websites established by several agencies under Royal Government of Bhutan are fulfilling the generic objectives and agency specific aims, assessment of websites was initiated in mid April. The Ministry’s website www.moaf.gov.bt had come 3rd.

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  • 16th NPC Meeting ongoing in Thimphu

    Workshop in progress
    Workshop in progress

    9 June, Thimphu: Representatives from various Asian countries are in the capital to participate in the 16th National Project Coordinators meeting. The participating countries- Malaysia, India, Mongolia, Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Bhutan- that are at different phases of implementing the National Biosafety Framework are here following a practice which provides a platform for information sharing and to share technical knowledge on new and emerging developments in biosafety.

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