25 September, Thimphu: Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji, the Minister for Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) met Mr Wencai Zhang, the Vice President, Operation 1 for the Asian development Bank (ADB).
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19 September 2014: His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji accompanied by senior officials from Ministry of Agriculture and Forests visited Eusakha, Susuna, Naja geog of Paro and Eusu, Bji and Tshelungkha under Haa Dzongkhag. During his visit, he met with local leaders and hundreds of people residing in the various surrounding villages and discussed their difficulties, shared their hopes and dreams.
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19 September, Thimphu: Sixty-six graduates from the College of Natural Resources (CNR) and Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) attended a half-day orientation program at the conference hall of the Royal Society for Protection of Nature.
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North East Agro Trade (NEAT) Fest is an annual event held to market different community based products from the North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) areas. The project covers ten districts of the four states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur. The project’s headquarter is based at Shillong in Meghalaya state. NERCORMP is a livelihood and rural development project aimed to transform the lives of the poor and marginalized tribal families in North East(NE) India. It is a joint developmental initiative of the North Eastern Region, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
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Training on Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) is underway at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment. The forestry extension staffs from 20 dzongkhags are attending the course.
The training is provided with the objective to provide hands on skill on GPS and GIS to field staffs. The eight days training will end with awarding certificate to the participants on 19 September 2014. The Institute is aiming to provide equal opportunities in various trainings to our extension staffs.
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