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  • 4th Meeting of SAARC Agriculture Ministers held

    24- 27 June, Thimphu: The Agriculture Ministers and Secretaries of the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to regional integration to promote agriculture and rural development in the region during the 4th SAARC Agriculture Ministers Meeting held in June 2019 in Thimphu.

    Under the auspices of SAARC, the 4th Meeting of SAARC Agriculture Ministers was hosted by the Royal Government of Bhutan in Thimphu on 27th June 2019. Three meetings preceded the Ministerial Meeting which reviewed past activities and decided new areas of cooperation and collaborations.

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  • Ministry held bilateral meetings with Bangladesh and Nepal

    26 June, Thimphu: At the sidelines of the 4th Meeting of the SAARC Agriculture Ministers, the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor had bilateral meetings with Bangladeshi delegation  led by Md. Nasiruzzaman, Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture and  Nepali Delegation led by the Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal at Terma Linca. Also present were the Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji and senior agriculture experts. The meeting saw 


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  • Call for submission of papers for Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (VOLUME III ISSUE I)

    The Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA), Department of Agriculture, warmly invites authors to submit research articles to its 3rd Volume, Issue I, scheduled for launch on 5 February 2020, coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of HRH the Gyalsey.

    Please submit your manuscripts or articles to bja@moaf.gov.bt  Caption your emails as “BJA: Article Submission” for convenience.  Alternately, you can also visit our newly launched website www.bja.gov.bt where manuscripts can be uploaded or click here for the Guidelines.   

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  • DoL builds capacity of stakeholders in fisheries assessment methods

    In line with the letter of understanding between the Department of Livestock (DoL) and Tangsibji Hydro Energy Limited (THyE), eight officials from Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC), THyE, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park and Bumthang Divisional Forest Office attended training on fisheries assessment methods and management in Bhutan. 

    The National Research and Development Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NRDCR&LF), Haa organised the training at Tashiling, Trongsa from 18-21 June.

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  • Third SAARC multi-stakeholders meeting held

    24 June Thimphu: Thirty five delegates from SAARC countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, SAARC Agriculture Center and SAARC Secretariat attended the third multi-stakeholders dialogue on Agriculture with a theme “Sharing seed to enhance Food Security: ‘Seeds without Borders’ in SAARC Member States” as access, availability and affordability of quality seed of appropriate plant genetic resources to achieve higher and resilient crop productivity. The dialogue being held at Terma Linca marks the beginning of series of meeting being organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests culminating in fourth meeting of the SAARC Agriculture Ministers.

    The multi-stakeholder’s dialogue was introduced in the SAARC Mechanism by the 13th SAARC submit as a platform for informal consultation and interaction among the experts and civil society representatives. 

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