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  • GPS handling and GIS mapping techniques Training at Wengkhar

    20 participants are undergoing the training from January 16-19, 2017
    20 participants are undergoing the training from January 16-19, 2017

    17 January 2017, Wengkhar: Twenty participants from various Divisional field offices are currently undergoing a four day  basic GPS and GIS handling  Trainer of Trainee program at Wengkhar, Mongar Dzongkhag. The training which began on Monday will go on to January 192017.

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  • Dagana BAFRA Office Inaugurated

    His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests inaugurated on Saturday the new BAFRA Office building in Dagana Dzongkhag
    His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests inaugurated on Saturday the new BAFRA Office building in Dagana Dzongkhag

    January 16: The new BAFRA Office building at Dagana was inaugurated on Saturday. The construction of this 2 storied BAFRA Office in Dagana Dzongkhag, carried out with a total of Nu. 4.4 Million from the government fund, was completed in September 2016. BAFRA established its field Office in Dagana Dzongkhag during the financial year 2001 – 2002 in a rented private building and continued until the new office building was completed recently.

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  • AMC officially hands over machines, equipment, vehicles and land to FMCL

    amc_fmc17 January: Agriculture Machinery Centre officially handed over farm machines, workshop tools and equipment, fabrication machines, vehicles, land and buildings under the phase I to the Farm Machinery Corporation Limited on Friday at the AMTS conference hall in Paro in the presence of the Director, Department of Agriculture. The signing and exchange of the documents was done between the offtg. Programme Director of AMC and the Chief Executive Officer of Farm Machinery Corporation Limited.

    All eight Farm Machinery Service Units (FMSC) which were sub-centres of the regional centres were also handed over to FMCL with all the machines and equipments. Agriculture Machinery Centre is again working on the spare parts verification and it will also be handed over to FMCL under phase II along with geog power tillers once the official verifications are completed. However informally, this lot had also been handed over.

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  • New Research Paper on Soil CO2 efflux from the eastern Himalayas

    The biogeochemistry of mountain forests in the Hindu Kush Himalaya range is poorly studied, although climate change is expected to disproportionally affect the region. To better understand soil C cycling of mountain forest ecosystems, Norbu Wangdi et al. studied soil respiration, its autotrophic and heterotrophic components, as well as the effects of environmental drivers such as temperature and moisture at a moderately high-altitude cool temperate mixed forest and a lower altitude cool temperate broadleaf forest in Bhutan.

    The study was part of the larger through fall manipulation experiment which was part of the BC-CAP project (Climate Change Adaptation Potentials of Forests in Bhutan– building human capacities and knowledge base) jointly implemented by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Department of Forests and Park Services and the BOKU University, Austria funded by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water.

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