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  • Agriculture Statistics 2019 online

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    We are pleased to release the Annual Agriculture Statistics for the year 2019. The report provides information pertaining to crops cultivated by the farmers and their production in the country disaggregated at the dzongkhag level.

    The report aims to provide information that is important for enhanced evidence-based decision making in developing and implementing effective policies and programs for planners, researchers, extension personnel and academicians related to the agriculture sector in the country.

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  • His Majesty The King visits WOW farm in Tang

    Bumthang: His Majesty The King is on a Royal Tour of the central, eastern and southern parts of Bhutan to inspect the impact and works related to COVID19. The Prime Minister and the National Council Chairperson are accompanying His Majesty.

    His Majesty visited the Wobthang Organic Wonders (WOW) farm in Tang on July 7. The project, an initiative of Lyonpo Pema Gyamtsho was started in April 2020 with funds from the Prime Minister’s office to ensure food production in the country during pandemic COVID19.

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  • AFoCO to help promote community forests and NWFPs

    8 July: The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation (AFoCO) signed a memorandum of understanding for the project title, ‘Sustainable Community-Based Enterprises for Improved Livelihood’ in presence of the implementing partner, Department of Forest and Park Services.

    The project aims to promote community forests and non-wood forest products (NWFPs) through community-based enterprises, develop alternative income sources for rural communities and enhance knowledge and technology on climate change adaptation through sustainable forest management.

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  • Assessment of Bhutan’s proposed Forest Reference Emission Level & Forest Reference Level

    Thimphu: The Technical Team from the Department of Forests & Park Services interacted with the Technical Assessment Team from the UNFCCC on the Bhutan’s proposed Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) & Forest Reference Level (FRL) from 22nd June to 26th June and additional day on 2nd July. The proposed Forest Reference Emission Level and Forest Reference Level were developed by the technical team from FRMD and WMD and was submitted to UNFCCC in January 2020. The FREL & FRL (once assessment is completed) will provide the baseline estimates on annual emissions of carbon dioxides (CO2) from forests and annual net sequestration of CO2 by forests of Bhutan respectively.

    As per the submission, the assessment of FREL & FRL were carried out by experts nominated by UNFCCC. The assessment was conducted via virtual online exchanges which started at 6:00 PM Bhutan time. During the online exchanges, clarifications were sought by the Assessment Team on the FREL & FRL while technical Team from Bhutan also sought advices from the experts on the FREL & FRL. Overall, the Assessment Team commended on the FREL & FRL submission from Bhutan and suggested few changes on the proposed FREL & FRL for consistency and future reporting. Accordingly, the Technical Team from DoFPS will now work in improving the FREL & FRL based on the recommendations from the Assessment Team of UNFCCC. The technical team from Bhutan was led by Hon’ble Director, DoFPS and consisted of two Chiefs and officials from FRMD and WMD.

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