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7 May 2017, Dagala: The 18th Farm Shop of the Thimphu region was opened today by the Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji today. Also present at the opening were the Director General of the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives; Dasho Dzongdag of the Thimphu Dzongkhag Administration; and MoAF, Dzongkhag, Gewog and FCBL officials.
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8 May, Paro: The major renovation of degraded pastures are underway in Haa and Paro Dzongkhags as an effort towards promoting sustainable utilisation of existing pasture. The main objective of initiating the renovation program is to boost fodder production and attain fodder security to sustain dairy farming in the country. Forty-six members of dairy farmers’ groups from these two Dzongkhags are involved in renovating their degraded pasture. In total, about 20 acres of degraded pastureland will be renovated.
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6 May 2017, Genekha: (right) Hon’ble MoEA Minister, Lyonpo Leki Dorji, inaugurating the Genekha Farm Shop today. Also seen in the picture are the DAMC DG, Thimphu Dzongdag and Genekha Gup.
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4 May, Thimphu: High level delegates from Bhutan, India and Nepal emphasised the need for regional cooperation on strengthening potentials and benefits of tourism at Thimphu in an event on ‘Shared Natural and Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Tourism in Kanchenjunga Transboundary Landscape’. Developing a short, medium and long term strategies focusing on nature and culture at transboundary level has been taken as a way forward as part of the Kangchenjunga Landscape Initiatives.
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