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  • News on the registration of trademark ‘Zhinor’ by NBC

    The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has successfully registered the trademark ‘Zhinor’ with the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs for its nature based products. The term ‘Zhinor’ was coined from the Dzongkha word “zhidey-gi-norbu” which means, a precious jewel for peacefulness.

    This trademark will be used for marketing of the newly launched massage balm and liniment oil that was developed by NBC in partnership with Loggchina community under the Access and Benefit Sharing Framework.

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  • BAFRA Officials attend training on ISO/IEC 17065

    Director General, BAFRA with the Resource Person and Participants of the training program

    26-30 November 2018, Thimphu: With organic production sector as one of the flagship programs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests for the 12th FYP, BAFRA is gearing towards building its capacity to carry out certification activities in line with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 (Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services). A three-day training program on ISO/IEC 17065 was held from 26-28 November 2018, at Chuniding Resort in Thimphu, with resource person from National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), India.

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  • Agriculture Lyonpo visits RNR sites in Thimphu

    November 28, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor visited various RNR offices and sites in Thimphu to understand the activities.

    Lyonpo and team visits Samtenling

    He visited Bhutan Livestock Development Corporation Ltd, proposed Ministry’s Secretariat building, Nature Conservation Division, Wildlife Rescue Centre, Floriculture and Amenity Landscaping Centre in Dechencholing, Ornamental Tree Nursery Centre in Samtenling, Tendrelthang paddy field and landscaping area, Takin Reserve and Samarzingkha Agro-Forestry Project area. He also interacted with staff during his visits.

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  • Sanam Lyonpo visits the agriculture offices in Thimphu and Paro

    November 21-23:  The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor visited the agriculture offices in Thimphu and Paro accompanied by the heads and representatives from departments and non-departments. The visit started from the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC) in Yusipang to understand their research and developmental activities.

    Lyonpo visits NDDC in Yusipang
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  • Training on enhanced tools in Rust surveillance in Bhutan

    November 20, Thimphu: The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) in collaboration with Sathguru Management Consultant, India conducted one day pre-seasoned training on “Deployment of enhanced tools in Rust surveillance in Bhutan”.

    Twenty five participants from ARDC-Bajo, ARDC-Wengkhar, ARDC-Samtenling, NPPC and extension agents from Bumthang, Chukha, Paro, Haa and Mongar participated in it.

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