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  • Chief Veterinary Officers from SAARC member countries meet in Thimphu

    A total of thirty-three participants including the CVO’s and representatives from FAO, OIE and SAARC Secretariat are attending the meeting at the Terma Linca Resort in Thimphu.
    A total of thirty-three participants including the CVO’s and representatives from FAO, OIE and SAARC Secretariat are attending the meeting at the Terma Linca Resort in Thimphu (Please click to enlarge)

    May 9-10, Thimphu: The Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) from the SAARC member countries have gathered to deliberate on control of infectious animal diseases across nations in the SAARC region as there exists  free movement and informal trade. The member countries share long borders with many other countries.

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  • 112 Foresters undergoing Arms training at Tencholing

    20170508_0949038 May 2017, Wangdue: It’s hot, really hot in Wangdue but for 122 forestry officials who joined for the two-week military and arms training, there is no resting in the shade to evade the sweltering sun. Upon a roar of command by the instructor, they frantically rush for a follow-in. Soon, the colossal roar fills the air reverberating the whole area.

    A total of 122 forestry officials, which includes 33 male officers, 10 lady officers, 57 male Rangers, 5 lady rangers and seven drivers of the Department of Forests and Park Services are currently undergoing arms training at MTC, Tencholing which commenced on 6th May and ends on 20th May 2017.

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  • New Director for Directorate appointed

    New directorMay 4, Thimphu: Mr. Rabgye Tobden has been appointed as the new Director for Directorate under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). Prior to his present post, he served as the Sr. Drungpa in Chukha.

    Mr. Rabgye joined the civil service in 1992 in the Education Department. He has a Masters degree in Education from St. Francis Xavier University in Canada and a Bachelors degree from the National Institute of Education, Samtse.

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  • 2 Day Policy Workshop on VeGoTs begins

    sap_vegots8 May 2017, Thimphu: The Policy Workshop for Vegetable Go to School Project (VeGoTs) is going on from today for 2 days at Hotel Le Meredien in Thimphu. On the first day the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk and the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji also attended. You can click on the picture on the left to enlarge showing the key participants of the project.

    Participants included teacher and student representatives; officials of MoE, MoH and MoAF; and the media. Presentations were made on the VeGoTs Project and Policy Brief; Impact Assessment of the Project; School Gardens for Nutrition and Health; and the Global Scenario of Integrated Approach.

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  • Training on ‘Staggered Vegetable Production’ for GAEOs of six eastern Dzongkhags started

    GAEOs from six eastern Dzongkhags
    GAEOs from six eastern Dzongkhags

    May 8-9, Mongar: Following the development of a manual on the ‘Staggered Vegetable Production’ by Horticulture Sector of the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC), Wengkhar under the CARLEP’s funding, a two day training for the 30 selected Geog Agriculture Extension Officers (GAEOs) of the six eastern Dzongkhags has started.

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