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  • Training on REDD+ Strategy and Safeguards for REDD+ Program of Bhutan

    Untitled-1August 2-4, Paro: A three day training workshop on Strategy and Safeguards for the REDD+ Program of Bhutan is underway at Metta Resort and Spa. Participants include the officials from all the territorial forest divisions, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, Taryayana Foundation and Social Forestry and Extension Division.

    The workshop aims to build awareness and capacity on REDD+ and their components under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and discuss initial proposed REDD+ Strategy options and methods to identify their potential risks and benefits. It will also build capacity of the participants to conduct consultation workshops at Dzongkhag and local levels on the REDD+ Strategy options and Polices & Measures (PAMs).

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  • Enhancing capacity building of women for co-operative development

    unnamedAugust 1-4, Thimphu: More than 25 people including women representing progressive co-operatives, BAOWE, Tarayana Foundation, Youth Development Fund and field officers from the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) are attending a training on Management Capacity of Women for Co-Operative Development at Jambayang Resort. Resource persons are experts from the International Co-operative Alliance-Asia Pacific (ICA-AP) Secretariat, a well-known co-operative in Sri Lanka.

    While the training subject is building capacity of the co-operative as a whole, it is designed in a way to give greater stress on women members considering that approximately 46% of the members of farmer groups and co-operatives in Bhutan are women but only around 20 % of them are in leadership. The training is being organised by DAMC with fund support from ICA-AP.

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  • Bhutan celebrates World Ranger Day for the first time

    A50X894931 July- 2 August, Thimphu: The World Ranger Day for the first time in Bhutan was celebrated as a tribute to recognise the role that the rangers play in the conservation of Bhutan’s natural heritage and public service delivery. The event also celebrated the membership of its Society of Bhutanese Foresters to the International Rangers Federation (IRF).

    The IRF, set up in 1992 provides a forum for rangers from around the world to share their successes and failures in protecting the world’s heritage and to promote information and technology transfer.

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  • Mass Napier Plantation carried out at Jaray geog

    Untitled-1Lhuentse: Around 29,000 Napier grass cutting slips were planted on 8 acres of maize field at Jaray geog on 14-15 June 2017 benefiting 20 households.

    The program was initiated to create awareness among farmers on fodder plantation to make available cattle feed resources through sustainable land management practices. Napier plantation not only facilitates cattle feed for better production and reduces pressure for forest, but is also useful for soil conservation and maintaining soil fertility under sloppy landscapes.

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