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  • 1st Consultative RNR Census 2019 Technical Working Group meeting underway

    In the runup to the conduct of the RNR Census 2019, the first Consultative RNR Census Technical Working Group meeting is underway at Metta Resort and Spa in Paro from 31st August – 1st September 2018. The RNR Census 2019 will provide updated benchmark agricultural data at the lowest administrative level for the formulation of policies in RNR Sector. Moreover, one of the most important outcomes of the RNR Census 2019 will be the generation of reliable, comprehensive, coherent, internationally comparable and up-to-date information on the agricultural and rural sector for planning, monitoring and evaluation process.

    The objectives of the workshop are;

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  • APA Review and Planning workshop for DoL

    August 30-31, Thimphu: The Department of Livestock (DoL) is conducting a two-day workshop to review and plan the annual performance agreement (APA) 2017-2018 of central programs under DoL. The workshop will identify strengths and weakness and align plans and strategies to achieve self-reliance in livestock products and reduce its import.

    The workshop is chaired by the Livestock Director General, Dr. Tashi Samdup. Others including the Division Chiefs, Regional Directors, Program Directors, Regional Managers, Managers and other senior officials are attending it. Extensive deliberations are being carried out on issues and lessons learned from APA 17-18.

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  • 2nd Batch Training on Research Methodologies and Scientific Paper writing underway at AMTC, Paro

    27th August – 1st September 2018, Paro: The Agriculture Research and Extension Division, Department of Agriculture (DoA) is conducting the second round of Training on Research Methodologies and Scientific Paper Writing for the Young Agriculture Officers under Department of Agriculture.  A total  of 28 Agriculture Scientists from Agriculture Research and Development Centres (Bajo, Samtenling, Wengkhar & Yusipang), Central Programs (NPPC, NSSC, NMC, NSC, NPHC & AMC), and Agriculture Production Division are participating in the training.

    The objectives of the training are:

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  • Hon’ble Advisor meets Ministry’s officials

    The PPD Chief presented on the overall activities of the Ministry

    August 21, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Advisor, Dasho Penjore met with Dasho Secretary and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests yesterday. During the meeting, Dasho Penjore was presented on the overall activities of the Ministry highlighting the 11th and 12th five year plans. Two of the important flagship programs for 12th five year plans including organic and highland programs along with a consolidated presentation on FMCL, GBCL and BLDCL were also presented.  The meeting served as a forum for discussions and raise issues to further improve the presented programs.

    -ICTD

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