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  • World Antibiotic Week 12-18 November 2018

    The goal of this week is to raise awareness of the health risks posed by antibiotic resistance and to promote good practice in this area of concern, to limit the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria throughout the world.

    Antimicrobial agents are medicines used to treat infections particularly those of bacterial origin. These medicines are essential to protect human and animal health as well as animal welfare. Excessive or inappropriate use can lead to the emergence of resistant bacteria that do not respond to antibiotic treatment as seen in recent decades. This phenomenon, called antimicrobial resistance which poses a threat to disease control throughout the world is a primary concern for human and animal health.

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  • DoL hosts SAARC Policy Meeting

    November 7-9, Paro: The National Research and Development Centre for Aquaculture (NRDCA), Department of Livestock (DoL) is hosting a SAARC meeting on “Framing Policies for Transboundary Aquatic Disease Management in South Asia” at Metta Resort. Participants include delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

    The meeting is aimed to increase understanding on current status of diseases of aquatic animals, their quarantine measures, surveillance, monitoring, diagnosis, research and development and prioritise areas of collaboration and partnerships in SAARC member countries. It will also sensitise and strengthen policies for aquaculture and fisheries development and identify skills development needs for capacity building in managing aquatic diseases in South Asia.

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  • New Minister joins Ministry of Agriculture and Forests

    November 7, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor is the new Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. His Majesty The King conferred Dakyen to him along with other cabinet ministers of the government yesterday.

    Lyonpo hails from Nubi-Tangsibji constituency in Trongsa. He was formerly the Project Director of the Green Public Procurement Project and has a Masters degree from Thailand.

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  • Training Course on Agriculture Policy and Visioning underway

    November 5-9, Thimphu:  A training course on Agriculture Policy and Visioning is underway at IMSL, Serbithang. Enhancing food and nutrition security, improving rural livelihood and management of the environment are the primary mandates of the Ministry and it makes a significant contribution to raising economic growth, employment, exports and poverty alleviation.

    Dasho Rinzin Dorji, the Agriculture Secretary during the opening ceremony said the priority and challenge for the Ministry is to meet the national food self-sufficiency while also generating growth and employment in the sector. He added we need to also recognise the growing concerns and challenges associated to food production such as limited agriculture land, rural-urban migration, human-wildlife conflict, climate change impacts and disasters.

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  • Poultry and Dairy Production Training underway

    rdtc5 November- 4 December, Zhemgang: A group of 17 youths from land allotted through User Right Certificate from Lhuentse & Trashiyangtse (Gulibi, Jagorbi, Trongsu and Tshendung) is undergoing 4 weeks training on Poultry and Dairy Management. During the program they will also be taken on a field visit to Sarpang Dzongkhag to see various Government and private farms.

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