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  • GIS Training Workshop for Natural Resources conducted

    16Group Photo October 2017, Thimphu: A ten-day training workshop on Geographical Information System (GIS) was successfully conducted at the Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu from 3 October to 13 October 2017. The workshop aimed at equipping officials interested to incorporate GIS in their daily works, with basic GIS analytics features that can be represented according to different goals and needs. The workshop also allowed participants to network and coordinate their plans and efforts towards nature conservation. Participants were introduced to carrying out biodiversity field measurement activities in the nearby forests; also, participants will be allowed to bring their own data for analysis. Following practical sessions were also introduced:

    • Use of ArcGIS to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present various types of spatial and geographical data related to biodiversity.
    • Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) tools to collect field data.
    • Establishment of a data collection chain, from planning to surveying and the data transfer from GPS into GIS projects using best practices and avoiding the most common errors faced during these stages. Develop draft plans for specific follow-up activities.
    • Coordinate to select appropriate means and structures to contribute to nation-wide biodiversity conservation strategies

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  • Training on Strengthening Plant Biosecurity Underway

    Untitled-116 October 2017, Thimphu: A two day workshop on “Strengthening Plant Biosecurity through import of clean and healthy Plants and Plant Products” for BAFRA Plant Regulatory and Quarantine Officials which is being organized by Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests began today. Director General of BAFRA graced the opening session of the workshop which will be conducted for two days from 12-13 October 2016.

    About 44 Plant Regulatory & Quarantine Officials are participating in the Workshop from all the field offices and entry points with facilitation from the BAFRA Management at the Head office, and experts from NPPC, DoFPS and NBC. The BAFRA Inspectors will be trained on Regulatory Framework for Import and Export of plants and plant products encompassing quarantine pest and diseases and Invasive Alien Species. This training will help in building the competencies of Quarantine Inspectors to identify the correct signs and symptoms of pest and diseases and take appropriate phytosanitary measures. Furthermore, the incidence of unlawful trade of endangered species of plants and plants products will be minimized through proficient inspection and certification process. It is crucial that Plant Inspectors are trained periodically and kept abreast with the latest information and know-how to prevent and combat biosecurity risk in appropriate time.

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  • Felicitations on the 6th Royal Wedding Anniversary

    Royal-Wedding13 October, 2017: On this very auspicious occasion of the 6th Anniversary of the Royal Wedding of His Majesty the King, Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Druk Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, the RNR Family wishes to take the honour of offering our sincerest felicitations and pray for the long lives and happiness of The Druk Gyalpo, The Druk Gyaltsuen and The Gyaltsey.

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  • REDD+ options strategy workshop conducted in Tsirang

    Representatives from geogs and community forest management group with organiserOctober 9-12, Tsirang: A total of seventy six participants attended the workshop on formulation of REDD + options strategy for Tsirang Dzongkhag at Damphu Resort.

    The Dzongkhag level consultative REDD+ (countries’ efforts to reduce emissions from  deforestation and forest  degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) strategy development workshop was conducted in two phases.

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  • Lhuentse dairy farmers trained on clean milk production

    Untitled-1Lhuentse: To meet the objectives of producing clean milk for safe human consumption and to improve market value chain, the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector trained 25 members of Minjey dairy group including 17 females and 8 males on September 27. The processing of clean and quality milk rely on how farmers handle their cows while milking as well as on good management practices of cattle herd.

    The training provided the farmers with hands-on training on clean milk production, types of milking techniques, theoretical session for milk and public health, scientific dairy management practices and processing of yoghurt production.

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