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  • “Co-operatives ensure no one is left behind”- International Day of Co-operatives celebrated in Bhutan

    Participants of the International Day of Cooperatives celebration at Mongar on July 1, 2017
    Participants of the International Day of Cooperatives celebration at Mongar on July 1, 2017

    5 July, 2017, Mongar: On 1 July 2017, the Department of Agricultural Marketing & Co-operatives, as a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), celebrated the UN-IDC, in Mongar with members from the eight different groups and co-operatives within Mongar Dzongkhag. The Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Forests also conveyed a message on this day through Kuensel, wishing all co-operative members a bright and successful future and exhorting all of them to work hard to fulfill their socio-economic aspirations.

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  • SAARC Regional Expert consultation meeting on Water-Energy-Food Nexus held

    Inaugural Address by Hon'ble Agri Secretary
    Inaugural Address by Hon’ble MoAF Secretary

    3-5 July, 2017, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in collaboration with SAARC Agriculture Centre, SAARC Energy Centre and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development organised a SAARC Regional Expert consultation meeting on Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Basis for Sustainable Agricultural Development at Ariya Hotel. The meeting was attended by officials from SAARC Member States (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), ICIMOD, IWMI, University under Himalyan University Consortium, SaciWaters, NEC, BTFEC, RSPN, MoAF, SEC and SAC.

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  • Message from the Hon’ble Minister on the International Day of Co-operatives

    UntitledI am pleased to join the cooperative community around the world in general and the Bhutanese co-operators in particular in wishing all a Very Happy International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) on 1st July. I am delighted to learn that the theme for this year’s International Day of Co-operatives, is inclusion with the slogan “co-operatives ensure no one is left behind”. Inclusion is a theme that is heart and soul of the development ethos of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

    Cooperative enterprises provide livelihoods for millions of people across the globe. Regardless of race, gender, culture, social background or economic circumstance, through the cooperative model, each one can aspire to fulfill their dreams for better livelihood and better communities

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  • MoAF and REDCL sign MoU on Providing Financial Support for Cottage and Small Industries under RNR Sector

    The MoU was signed by the Hon'ble MoAF Secretary and the CEO of REDCL in the presence of the Hon'ble MoAF Minister
    The MoU was signed by the Hon’ble MoAF Secretary and the CEO of REDCL in the presence of the Hon’ble MoAF Minister

    22 June 2017, Thimphu: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) today in Thimphu.

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  • Farm Machinery Standards and Implementation Strategy Discussion

    The participants were from MoAF, RSTA, BSB, FMCL and private sectors who are dealing in farm machinery sales in the country
    The participants were from MoAF, RSTA, BSB, FMCL and private sectors who are dealing in farm machinery sales in the country

    21 June 2017, Paro: An awareness and consultative discussion on Farm Machinery Standards and implementation strategy was officially opened by Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo for at Paro today. The Director of Agriculture and a JICA office representative were also present. The programme was jointly organised by the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) and the JICA project under AMC.

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