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  • School gardens to supplement food and nutrition security

    The Director General of CoRRB (centre) wth representatives from the SAP schools in Thimphu
    The Director General of CoRRB (centre) wth representatives from the SAP schools in Thimphu

    16 April 2014, Thimphu: The School Agriculture Programme (SAP) coordinated by the Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) MoAF and the Department of School Education (DSE), Ministry of Education has made an effort to provide improved and high yielding vegetable seeds to 220 SAP member schools in all 20 Dzongkhags. The vegetable seeds were reached up to the DAO’s office in all Dzongkhags, while Thimphu schools received personally from Mr. Namgay Wangchuk, Director General of CoRRB MoAF on 16 April 2014.

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  • JSWNP supplies CGI sheets to the rural poor in Trongsa

    JSWNPa13 March 2014, Trongsa: Since its establishment in 1995, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park has put tireless efforts in delivering Integrated Conservation and Development Programmes in the National Park to address both the conservation of biodiversity as well as fulfilling the aspirations of local people for socio-economic development in their communities. Besides other ICD Programmes, JSWNP in the past initiated the supply of solar lighting facilities and CGI roofing materials to the villagers through support from Biodiversity Conservation Project (BCP) Phase I & II, with funding from Sustainable Development Agreement (SDA). With the mission to conserve and manage its Natural Biodiversity in Harmony with People‘s Values and Aspiration, delivering such ICDP activities meets the conservation goals of contributing to the socio-economic development of park residents through sustainable use of park natural resources.

    However, with the ending of the Biodiversity Conservation Project Phase II in mid-2007, and with no other support from any other agencies, all ICDP activities in the national park had to be halted. This left many households without availing equal opportunity in receiving the CGI supplies. Fortunately, the ongoing WWF-UK funded project helped bridge the gap, thus bringing back smiles to the destitute households.

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  • Launching of Community Animal Birth Control Program in Punakha Dzongkhag

    Dasho Dzongdag Punakha Dzongkhag and Director, Department of Livestock inaugurating the CABC Program.
    Dasho Dzongdag of Punakha Dzongkhag and Director, Department of Livestock inaugurating the CABC Program.

    14 April 2014, Khuruthang: The Community Animal Birth Control (CABC) program is a new concept under the existing National Dog Population Management and Rabies Control Program (NDPM & RCP) supported by Human Society International (HSI) and the Royal Government of Bhutan. The program is an add-on to the “Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release” (CNVR) activities implemented by NDPM & RCP nationally. Under the CABC program, each district will be able to independently manage and monitor their pet, community and stray dog population through a multi-sectoral, coordinated approach involving all relevant stakeholders.

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  • Story in Pictures: 1st Certificate Course on Horticulture formally opened

    14 April 2014, Zhemgang: The opening ceremony of the First Horticulture Certificate Course at the Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC) in Zhemgang was held in the presence of  the Chief Guest- the Hon’ble Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) along with officials from MoAF & the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources on 14 April 2014. Guests present included Dzongdag, Drangpon, Dzongrab, Regional RNR Sector Heads & Dzongkhag RNR Sector Heads of Zhemgang.
    14 April 2014, Zhemgang: The opening ceremony of the First Horticulture Certificate Course at the Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC) in Zhemgang was held in the presence of the Chief Guest- the Hon’ble Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) along with officials from MoAF & the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources on 14 April 2014. Guests present included Dzongdag, Drangpon, Dzongrab, Regional RNR Sector Heads & Dzongkhag RNR Sector Heads of Zhemgang.
    During the ceremony, the Hon'ble Secretary, Dasho Sherub Gyaltshen awarded prizes to enterprising youth who had taken up farming.
    During the ceremony, the Hon’ble Secretary, Dasho Sherub Gyaltshen, awarded prizes to enterprising youth who had taken up farming.

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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo’s visit to Zangkhar Primary School under Jarey Gewog in Lhuentse.

    Inauguration of SAP SIgnboard in Zangkhar Primary School by Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo
    Inauguration of SAP Signboard in Zangkhar Primary School by Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

     9 April 2014. His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests inaugurated the School Agriculture and Nutrition Program in Zangkhar Primary School under Jarey Gewog, Lhuentse. HE Lyonpo emphasized on the importance of School Nutrition Program and confirmed that the Ministry is committed towards providing three eggs per student per week to fulfill the nutrition requirements. Further, the program was launched to commemorate the upcoming 60th Birth Anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk.

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