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  • Indian Secretary for Environment, Forests and Climate Change called on Agriculture Minister

    2 May, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India,  Mr. C. K. Mishra called on the Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Yeshey Penjor.  During the meeting, Lyonpo stressed on strengthening the policy requirement between two countries and hoped for the continued support in the RNR sector.

    The meeting discussed on the possibility of  joint collaboration in wildlife management, technology exchange, forest fire and training opportunities among others.

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  • Workshop on integrating gender into plans and programs of the Ministry held

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in collaboration with ICIMOD conducted a workshop on integrating gender into plans and programs of the Ministry from 24 -26 April in Thimphu at Hotel Migmar. The main objective of the workshop is to understand the planning concepts and frameworks of gender by adopting various gender analysis tools and further enhance the capacity of all the officials in carrying out the planning from gender lens. The workshop is funded from FSAP project under Department of Agriculture.


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  • Regional cooperative workshop taking place in Phuntsholing

    29- 30 April, Phuntsholing: The Cooperative Development Division under the Department of Marketing and Cooperatives is organizing the Regional Cooperative Workshop funded by the EU-TCP in Phuntsholing from April 29-30 with the theme “Enhancing Cooperation and Coordination for Better Success”.

    The two days workshop involving stakeholders like DOA,DOL,MoEA, Gewog Administration, Dzongkhag Planning sector, Farmer groups and Cooperatives  of Chukha, Haa, Paro and Samtse will focus on sharing  successful initiatives and good practices of the FGs/Coops and challenges faced in the fields. The workshop will then discuss on recommendations to improve the functioning of the Cooperative Business in the country.

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  • Global Food Policy Report 2019 launched

    29 April, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor and the Director General for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dr.  Sheggen Fan launched the Global Food Policy Report 2019 at Hotel Migmar.

     The eighth edition of the report reviews the major food policy issues, developments and decisions of 2018, and considers challenges and opportunities ahead. In 2018, many regions of the world faced increasing rates of hunger with global undernourishment continuing to rise for the third year in a row and stagnation in tackling malnutrition.

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