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  • Picture Story: Induction Programme for Asst. Marketing Officers held

    April 5, Thimphu: The Human Resource Division in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), Department of Livestock and Department of Agriculture conducted a half day induction programme for 11 newly recruited Asst. Marketing Officers under DAMC.

    – Photo by Choidup Zangpo, ICTD

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  • Samdrup Jongkhar Division rescues a Tokay Gecko

    Tokay Gecko, scientifically known as Gekko gecko is a lizard species admired by people not only because of its appealing appearance but also because of its commercial value has been rescued by a team from Divisional Forest Office, Samdrup Jongkhar on 31 March 2016 from Dechen Primary School in Samdrup Jongkhar. The rescue exercise was done with utmost care by using a cage trap to ensure that there is no physical injury on the lizard.

    It is suspected that one couple had been rearing the lizard but there is no concrete evidence to support the possession. However, it is not permissible as per Chapter VII, Sections 235 and 237 of the Forest and Nature Conservation Rules and Regulations of Bhutan 2017. The Sections 240 and 241 of the rule also clearly stated that no captive breeding shall be permitted unless certified by the Department of Forest and Park Services.

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  • Bhutan Good Agricultural Practices (BhutanGAP) advocacy meeting held

    Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo with FAO-GAP Consultant, BAFRA DG and DoA Reresentative

    March 30, 2017, Thimphu: Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji chaired the Advocacy Meeting on (BhutanGAP). The meeting organised by BAFRA was attended by the stakeholders comprising of all the Departments and Agencies within the Ministry and also other stakeholders including representatives of Farmers’ Cooperatives nearby Thimphu.

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  • First ISM for CARLEP Completed

    The 1st Implementation Support Mission (ISM) from IFAD to Bhutan for CARLEP has been completed successfully. The mission programme that commenced from 19 March, 2017 was led by Mr. Emmaunel Jouve (Climate Adaptation Specialist) and Mr. Kaushal Man Shrestha (M&E and Knowledge Management Specialist) from IFAD.

    The key objective of the ISM was to review the progress of CARLEP since its first Supervision Mission (15 Oct- 02 Nov, 2016), by focusing on ongoing programme activities, reviewing the various guidelines and strategies developed for the Programme thus far and following up on the agreed actions and the value chain activities.

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