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  • Consultative Workshop on Animal Nutrition underway

    Officials from the central programs under the Department of Livestock and Dzongkhags are attending the workshop

    25 to 27 May, 2017, Zhemgang:  A Consultative Workshop on Animal Nutrition Workshop is under way at RDTC, Zhemgang. The workshop will review the feed and fodder development programs implemented in the country and deliberate various issues related to Animal Nutrition.

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  • Regional Symposium on Natural Capital and Payment for Environmental Services

    Watershed Management Division, Department of Forests and Parks Services, MoAF in collaboration with WWF Bhutan Office is organizing a symposium on Natural Capital and Payment for Environmental Services (PES). The theme of the symposium is: “Integrating ecosystem services for decisions making”. The symposium will take place from 25-27 May 2017 and it is being organized at Hotel Zhiwaling, Paro. Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Forest, graced the opening ceremony of the symposium.

    The symposium has two main objectives:

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  • Traditional Pottery thriving in Gangjur

    May 24, Lhuentse: The making of traditional pottery is almost an extinct practice in the country. But in Gangjur, it still thrives serving as an alternative source of income for three people working at the Traditional Pottery Centre of Gangjur.

    One of them is a 60 years old Karchung. He along with two others, a 62 year old Tshewang Choden and a 50 years old Zangmo are keeping the age old tradition still alive.

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  • UWICER Training Workshop on Forestry Economics being held

    More than thirty officials from the Social Forestry and Extension Division, Territorial Division, Park Offices, Green Bhutan Corporation Limited and UWICER are attending the training workshop

    A training workshop on Development of Business Plan for the Forestry Sector organised by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) is underway at Jambayang resort, Thimphu. The five day training workshop (22 to 26 May, 2017) is organised as per the directives by the Department of Forests and Park Services. Dr. Pema Wangda, the Chief of Watershed Management Division (DoFPs) attended the opening ceremony of the event.

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  • National Workshop on Roadmap for Organic Agriculture policy in Bhutan ongoing

    Participants include FAO, WWF, Tarayana, Bhutan Alpine Seeds, YBC, BDBL, Sabha Bhutan, Mountain Hazelnut and relevant officials from Dzongkhag, NoP and DoA.

    23 May 2017, Thimphu: A two-day National Workshop on Roadmap for Organic Agriculture Policy in Bhutan began yesterday and will go on till today 23rd May 2017. The second level of consultations has been organised by the NOP and is being held at the City Hotel, Thimphu. The objective of the workshop is to present the initial findings from the assessment, and to seek everyone’s ideas and contributions before finalising the draft report detailing the findings and sharing the draft widely including on the websites of MOAF for further input from the public, so that eventually it will have a strong and well consulted and assessed strategy to support the development organic farming in Bhutan. The event is being graced by the Hon’ble minister of the Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

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