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  • Provisional Certificate of Compliance on Farm Machinery awarded to four firms

    Certificate recipients with the Agriculture Director

    The Director of the Department of Agriculture awarded the provisional certificates for quality and safety compliance to four firms dealing with sale of farm machines in the country on May 27. The certificates were issued for the products conforming to the tests and standards developed and approved with support of the Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB).

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  • Bhutanese Animal Health Officials attends the 87th Session of World Animal Health Assembly

    Bhutanese delegation with the Director General of OIE in Paris

    A Bhutanese delegation of three members led by Dr. Tashi Samdup, the Director General of Department of Livestock who is the current OIE Delegate of Bhutan attended the 87th session of World Animal Health Assembly from 26-31 May. The OIE Delegate of Bhutan was elected as the Vice President of OIE Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania and Oceania by 32 member countries during the 86th Animal Health General Assembly in May 2018.

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  • International Biodiversity Day observed at Buli, Zhemgang

    The International Biodiversity Day was observed on 22nd May at Buli Central School, Zhemgang. The main objective of observing the day was to create awareness on the importance of biodiversity conservation and to recognize the important role of farmers as custodians of our agrobiodiversity. The day included a seed fair by farmers, an exhibition and a quiz on Bhutan’s biodiversity by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC). Farmers from Buli and nearby gewogs participated in the seed fair and students took part in the quiz.

    In addition, a book titled “Biodiversity Statistics of Bhutan 2017” published by NBC, was launched during the day. The book reports for the first time, a total of 11,248 species of all biodiversity groups found in Bhutan namely 5114 species under the Kingdom Animalia, 5369 species under the Kingdom Plantae, 690 species of fungus, 55 species under the Kingdom Chromista, 18 species of Eubacteria, and two species of protozoa under the Kingdom Protista.

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  • Mass Plantation along Thimphu-Paro Highway

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), along with Forest division of Thimphu and Paro Dzongkhags, conducted a mass plantation program along the Thimphu-Paro Highway on 20th May 2019. This is the second mass plantation along the highway initiated by MoAF.

    His Excellency the Sanam Lyonpo officially launched the event with planting of a peach seedling at Chunzom. With the inaugural planting, the event took off starting from Chuzom towards Paro by Paro Forest Division and towards Thimphu by Thimphu Forests Division involving all the participants. The DANTAK officials, as agreed during the coordination meeting held on 4th April 2019 at MoAF, has arranged a tanker for watering seedlings. The plantation sites along the highway will be properly protected with painted bamboo fencing of uniform size and shape to promote aesthetic view of the highway.

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