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  • Message from the Hon’ble Minister on the International Day of Co-operatives

    I am pleased to join the cooperative community around the world in general and the Bhutanese co-operators in particular in wishing all a Very Happy International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) on 1st July. I am delighted to learn that the theme for this year’s International Day of Co-operatives, is inclusion with the slogan “co-operatives ensure no one is left behind”. Inclusion is a theme that is heart and soul of the development ethos of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

    Cooperative enterprises provide livelihoods for millions of people across the globe. Regardless of race, gender, culture, social background or economic circumstance, through the cooperative model, each one can aspire to fulfill their dreams for better livelihood and better communities

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  • MoAF and REDCL sign MoU on Providing Financial Support for Cottage and Small Industries under RNR Sector

    The MoU was signed by the Hon’ble MoAF Secretary and the CEO of REDCL in the presence of the Hon’ble MoAF Minister

    22 June 2017, Thimphu: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) today in Thimphu.

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  • Farm Machinery Standards and Implementation Strategy Discussion

    The participants were from MoAF, RSTA, BSB, FMCL and private sectors who are dealing in farm machinery sales in the country

    21 June 2017, Paro: An awareness and consultative discussion on Farm Machinery Standards and implementation strategy was officially opened by Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo for at Paro today. The Director of Agriculture and a JICA office representative were also present. The programme was jointly organised by the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) and the JICA project under AMC.

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  • Launching of Bhutan Journal of Animal Science

    The Bhutan Journal of Animal Science (BJAS) is a tribute to the recent Organizational Development Exercise initiated by the Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan, wherein Research and Extension Division was conceived, and therefore a rejuvenation of livestock research in Bhutan. The research findings reported in BJAS add to the previous state of knowledge, forming a basis for new thinking and interpretation of new implications in the field of livestock in Bhutan.

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  • Livestock Conference 2017

    Innovations for Sustainable and Resilient Livestock Enterprise Development in 12th FYP was the main theme for Department of Livestock (DoL) conference, which was held from 12th-17th June 2017 at Bumthang. This theme according to DoL is a step to address emerging and pragmatic issues, which affects the rural livelihood. Over 150 Livestock officials from Dzongkhags, Central Programs, Regional livestock Development Centres and Livestock Farms, and other Livestock development partners like Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Ltd. (REDCL), Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), and Commercial Agriculture & Resilient Livelihoods Enhancement Programme (CARLEP) participated in the conference. The conference had two sessions:

    • Parallel Session (To set the ground for Formulating strategic Intervention for Livestock Development in 12th FYP) was chaired by Dr. Tashi Samdup, Director General, Department of Livestock.

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