March 11, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor met Mr. Ashish Shah, the Director of the Division of Country Programmes, International Trade Centre (ITC) based in New Delhi.
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Samtse: In order to apply the modern biotechnology efficiently for the better benefit of dairy farmers, three weeks long training for 10 community artificial insemination (AI) technicians was held from 11 February to 5 March 2019 at Tading.
The hands-on-training was provided on right procedure/techniques to artificially inseminate cattle. Besides, lessons on animal reproduction and breeding added knowledge and skills of the participants to carry forward AI task for their community confidently. All accessories required for carrying out AI was also provided.
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8 March, Thimphu: The Annual Performance Agreement (APA) for the year 2018- 2019 between Dasho Secretary and head of the Departments/agencies was signed today at Ministry’s conference hall in presence of Hon’ble MoAF Minister. The APA for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan was signed between Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble MoAF Minister and MoAF Secretary on 7 March.
APA signing between Hon’ble Dasho secretary and Various Departments/Agencies; Continue reading
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4- 5 March, Wangdue: The nationwide RNR extension conference for the West and West Central regions finally concludes today at College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobesa. The RNR Extension Conference resumed after about a decade gap since its convention in 2009. The conference is tagged with the main theme of “Knowing more from the Grass Roots”. Since the geog extension officials are the main contact point with the farming community, gleaning for success stories and replicating it in other potential regions seem more pragmatic than reinventing the entire wheel.
During the inaugural ceremony of the two-day conference, the Agriculture Minister in his keynote address reiterated that such gatherings were convened to act as an exchange window for creative ideas and success stories from the fields.The Minister also highlighted that the conference is expected to ensure collective and greater success by avoiding individualism and working in isolation. The Honorable minister also stressed that it is in line with the vision of His Majesty the King on decentralisation of resources and funds at the local government level. Accordingly, the Field colleagues and like-wise, the concerned agencies were instigated to gear towards achieving food and nutrition sufficiency as well security towards the end of the 12th FYP as Bhutan will soon be graduating from the list of LDC by 2023, which will also be accompanied by the phasing out of most of the donor funds for our developmental activities.
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