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  • Experts meet for National Organic Flagship Program

    August 15, Thimphu: Experts including the agriculture, livestock, marketing, forests, BAFRA and planning officials met for a day-long technical consultative workshop to discuss the proposed National Organic Flagship Program at Ariya Hotel.

    The task force members under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests have drafted the proposal, ‘Flagship program on supporting Organic sector development towards enhanced food security and livelihood’ for 12th five year plan to produce safe and nutritious food on sustainable basis in clean environment.

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  • Officials create awareness on consequences of feeding wild animals

    Awareness on feeding wild animals being carried out at Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway

    Thimphu, August 9: An awareness campaign on feeding wild animals along the highways was organised at Gangkha (2km from Chunzom, Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway), Thimphu-Paro highway and Rinchending check post. It was organised by the Department of Forests and Park Services jointly with Royal Bhutan Police and Road Safety Transport Authority.

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  • Farmers’ Field Day on Bhutan’s Traditional Maize Phenotypic Diversity

    Trashigang: In the face of the emerging challenge of climate change and in the quest to understand the traditional maize diversity of Bhutan, the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and the Scuola Superiore Sant Anna (SSSA) University in Italy in collaboration with the Agriculture and Research Development Centres (ARDC) in Wengkhar and Khangma and the Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (FMCL), Norzinthang, initiated phenotypic diversity studies of maize genetic resources of Bhutan since April 2018.

    A total of 142 maize landraces, traditional maize varieties that were grown by our farmers for centuries, were collected by NBC from 17 Dzongkhags and grown together in one field in Norzinthang, Trashigang since April 2018. By the last week of July, majority of the varieties had reached late maturity stage and were ready for assessment.

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