13 April 2017, Thimphu: Yesterday, the Royal Government of Bhutan and the European Union (EU) launched a new EUR 21.5 million Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme to support sustainable agricultural development and climate change adaptation in Bhutan.
April 12, Thimphu: The Project Steering Committee meeting for the EU Technical Cooperation Project in Support of RNR Sector was held at the conference hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). The meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Secretary, MoAF and attended by the Project Steering Committee members comprising of the members of the RNR Gross National Happiness (GNH) Committee of the MoAF and one member each from Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The EU Delegation led by Dr. Johann Hesse, Head of Development Cooperation, EU Delegation, New Delhi, India attended the meeting as observer.
April 9, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests initiated a cleaning campaign in and around Dechenphu Monastery. Led by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji; around one hundred and thirty volunteers from the Ministry collected 5 truckloads (DCM) of waste such as bottles and plastics.
It was organised coinciding with the monthly cleaning campaign of the Department of Forests and Park Services.
Nominations and applications are invited for the role of Chairperson of GFAR, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation, for a 3-year period from July 2017.
GFAR is the unique multi-stakeholder global forum on agricultural research and innovation. An open, voluntary forum and a movement for change, GFAR is a global action network, made up of hundreds of partner organizations from public, private and civil society sectors, working together to shape the future of agriculture and food and their role in achieving sustainable development.