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  • ToT on Scientific Large Cardamom Production Management held

    25 – 29 March, Sarpang: Five day Training of Trainers (ToT) Program on Scientific large cardamom production management is underway at Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Samtenling. The training program is organised by Agriculture Production Division under Department of Agriculture with financial and technical support from FAO TA Project: UTF/BHU/013/BHU.

    The overall objective of the program is to upgrade knowledge and information of Agriculture Officers through theoretical and practical sessions including demonstration in the field on varietal identification, orchard establishment, management of soil and nutrient, pest management, water management and post-harvest options. A total of 15 agriculture officers from various Central Programs are participating in the training. These trained personnel will be used to train the extension personnel and farmers in future.

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  • NCD conducts a technical workshop on Key Biodiversity Areas

    The workshop was funded by RGoB and GEF LDCF-NAPA III Project. 

    19-21 March, Thimphu: The Nature Conservation Division (NCD) of the Department of Forests & Park Services conducted a technical workshop on Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA). The main objective of the workshop was to introduce the concept of KBA and provide hands on application of International standards of KBA sites.

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  • New Director for DoFPS appointed

    20 March, Thimphu: Mr. Lobzang Dorji has been appointed as the new Director for Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). Prior to his present post, he served as the Chief Forestry Officer in Forest Resource Management Division (FRMD), DoFPS.

    Mr. Lobzang joined the civil service in 1991 as a Militia Officer for Royal Bhutan Army. He has a Masters in Environment Management from University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and a Bachelors degree from Sherubtse College, Trashigang.

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  • New UNDP Resident Representative calls on Sanam Lyonpo

    20 March, Thimphu: Ms. Azusa Kubota, the new Resident Representative (RR) of UNDP for Bhutan called on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    The call on also attended by the Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji discussed about the UNDP supported activities in Bhutan particularly related to climate change. Dasho highlighted the Ministry’s priorities in the 12th five year plan such as climate smart livestock activities and youth employment which is also one of the priorities for UNDP. The floor also discussed the human-wild conflict and how UNDP can contribute in such areas.

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  • Nationwide Citrus Canopy Management Campaign

    A nationwide citrus canopy management campaign that began since 31 December 2018 has been successfully completed. The campaigns were conducted in major citrus growing districts lead by Agriculture Research and Development Centre- Bajo, in collaboration with other ARDCs, districts and gewog extension centres, with fund support from Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme (RDCCRP).

    The canopy management campaign alongwith hands-on-training for extensions and farmers were conducted in Gakiling, Deikiling and Gelephug Gewog under Sarpang Dzongkhag; 3 sites in Tsangkha, 1 site each in Drujeygang, Khebesa, Tashiding, Goshi and Tshendeygang Gewog under Dagana Dzongkhag; Logchina Gewog under Chukha Dzongkhag; Trong Gewog under Zhemgang Dzongkhag; Dophuchen and Pemaling Gewog under Samtse; and Norbugang Gewog under Pemagatshel Dzongkhag.

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