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  • Lhuentse celebrates World Day to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation

    June 17, Lhuentse: The 17th June was observed world wide as World Day to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation fParticipants preparing frame for hedgerows plantationocusing on sustainable land management (SLM) as a way to regenerate economies and revitalise communities.

    The Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse also joined global society to mark the day with a theme ‘Land has true value. Invest in it’. It was celebrated in Lekpa village under Gangzur gewog which was identified to create a SLM Model Village. The day promoted public awareness on land degradation, national and global actions to combat desertification, land degradation and drought.

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  • Tashiling Broom Grass and Agro-biodiversity Diversification Project launched in Tsirang

    June 17, Tsirang: Tsirang Forest Division observed World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018 with a theme, “Land has true value-invest in it” by launching the Sustainable Cultivation of Broom Grass and Promotion of Agro-biodiversity Diversification Project at Tashiling Village under Shemjong gewog. The Chief Forestry Officer for Tsirang graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

    The Tashiling Broom Grass and Agro-biodiversity Diversification Project being launchedThe 32000 USD project was funded by GEF-SGP, UNDP Bhutan for 2 years and benefits 25 households directly and 92 Tashiling Community Forest Management group members in general. The project is managed by Tashiling Serekakthab Detshen covering 15 acres of Tashiling Community Forest Land.

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  • Regional Workshop on Sustainable Intensification of Rice based cropping system held

    A50X672212-14 June, Thimphu: The Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests organized a three days regional workshop on sustainable intensification of rice based cropping system in Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The participants will also consult and validate the project proposal on sustainable Intensification of rice-based cropping systems.

    The proposed project focuses on sustainable intensification of rice based cropping systems in coherence to the 12th FYP goal of the RNR sector, which aspires to “achieve food self-sufficiency for a prosperous and self-reliant society living in harmony with nature”.

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  • National Seminar on implementation of the ABS regime in Bhutan held

    ParticipantsThimphu: The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) along with the NPIF project implementing partners, Menjong Sorig Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (MSPCL) and Bio Bhutan organised a seminar on “Sharing of experiences on the implementation of the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) regime in Bhutan” on June 8.

    The seminar was focused on the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to the Convention on Biological Diversity which is an international agreement which aims at sharing the benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way.

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