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  • Hon’ble sanam Lyonpo visits Tsirang, Dagana, Sarpang and Zhemgang Dzongkhags

    4 – 7 October, 2019: Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and his team comprising of officials from Policy and Planning Division (PPD), Department of Agricultural Marketing & Cooperatives (DAMC), and Regional Agricultural Marketing & Cooperatives office (RAMCO) visited Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang and Zhemgang Dzongkhag . The main objective of the visit was to advocate on the importance of School and Hospital Feeding Program, a priority of the government to improve food and nutrition requirement for school children. The visit is also aimed to share views on the agriculture transformation to be initiated in the 12th FYP to increase food self-sufficiency. The visit is scheduled for ten Dzongkhags including Merak and Sakteng in the East.

    Lyonpo met with different level of participants comprising of local government , school teachers , extension officers and regional agencies and expressed his views on the sustainable development and how import of food and food products shows the vulnerability of our future food supply. Lyonpo stressed the need for transformations in Agriculture system and also informed the meetings that School and Hospital Feeding Program is a market innovation, good news for the Farmers and entrepreneurs of Bhutan, which assured market for their produce to schools and hospital.

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  • Shortlisted candidate for the post of Animal Attendants (ESP)

    The Management of Regional Pig and Poultry Breeding Centre, Lingmethang is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidate for the post of Animal Attendants (ESP).

    SL NONameCID Remarks
    1Dorji Dema10711002559
    2Rinchen Lhamo10713000280
    3Jigme Singay10712001042
    4Dorji Wangmo10702000138
    5Dorji Dema10711000517

    The above candidates can report on 15/10/2016 at 9 AM for interview with required documents.

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  • Sanam Lyonpo visits Samtse and Chukha Dzongkhags

    The team at the Samtse surface collection and dredging site

    27-28 September: A team led by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Samtse Dasho Dzondag, representatives of local government and officials from the Department of Forests and Parks Services visited various surface collection and dredging sites at Samtse and Phuentsholing (Pasakha and Toorsa).

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  • Capacity building for CSIs on Food Safety Licensing and Certification requirements

    16-19 September, Thimphu: Forty participants consisting of representatives from Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) based in Thimphu, Paro, Chukha and Bumthang, Department of CSI, Queens Project Office, National Post Harvest Centre and BAFRA officials attended the awareness training for CSI manufacturing food products on food safety licensing and certification requirements at Jambayang Resort. The Director General of BAFRA graced the opening session.

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  • Sanam Lyonpo meets delegation from Asian Farmers’ Association

    16 September, Thimphu: A four member delegation from Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA), Philippines led by the Secretary General, Ms. Ma. Estrella Penunia met the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    The delegation is in the country to understand about farmers’ groups and cooperatives as well as share their experiences. During the stay from September 15-23, the delegation will visit Eusu Vegetable Group in Haa, Sampheling Dairy Group in Chukha and relevant non-governmental organisations. The visit is expected to be beneficial for Bhutanese farmers in enhancing their knowledge in terms of value chain and marketing opportunities.

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