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  • Kyrgyz Delegation calls on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo

    June 25, Thimphu: The Kyrgyz Delegation of ten members led by His Excellency Nurbek Murashev, the Minister of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration of the Kyrgyz Republic met with the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and other senior officials of the Ministry.The Krygyz Delegation with the Hon'ble Lyonpo and senior officials from the Ministry

    Welcoming the delegation, Lyonpo highlighted that both Krygyzstan and Bhutan shares many similarities being a mountainous country particularly in terms of agriculture and snow leopard conservation.

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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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