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  • Statistics on supply of timber, stones and sand by NRDCL as of December 2017

    Natural Resources Development Cooperation Limited (NRDCL) is a state-owned enterprise, mandated to manage and sustainably supply of timber, stone and sand at affordable prices to the public. It was first established inrdcln 1979 and presently it has 6 regional offices with 21 unit offices. The timber is mainly extracted from the operational forest management units. Forest Management Unit (FMU) is State Reserved Forest (SRF) land brought under scientific forest management regime based on the principle of sustainable management of resource utilization and conservation pertaining to timbers, non-wood forest products (NWFP), ecosystem services and wildlife conservation etc. Apart from the extraction of timber and lopsandtops they are also mandated to replant the felled areas. Similarly, sand and stone are extracted from the Wangdue, Gelephu, Mongar and Phuentsholing accordingly as allotted to NRDCL for a fixed period of years.

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  • National Training Workshop on SUA/FBS underway

    1Phuentsholing, 4-8 June: A five days national training workshop on compilation of Supply Utilisation Account (SUA)/Food Balance Sheet (FBS) is underway at Phuentsholing. FBS is a national accounting/statistical framework, presenting a comprehensive picture of the pattern of a country’s food supply during a specified reference period. It will provide important statistics that are crucial in making evidence-based planning and formulating policies.

    The main objective of the training is to enable participants from relevant departments/agencies of RGoB, who are directly involved in food related data collection/processing to understand the concept of SUA/FBS and compute the FBS for Bhutan.

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  • Statistics on electric fencing as of February 2018

    This statistical report is based on data provided by National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) under the Department of Agriculture, MoAF. It presents the Dzongkhag level data on length in kilometres of electric fencing constructed in the rural areas, number of beneficiaries and area of land by type (dryland or wetland) brought under electric fencing by various actors including Department of Agriculture, Department of Forests and Park Services, Dzongkhags, various projects, and also to a lesser extent by some NGOs such as Tarayana and private land owners themselves.

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  • Statistical release on School Agriculture Program (SAP) as of December 2017

    This statistical release is based on data provided by the School Agriculture Programme (SAP) under the Department of Agriculture (DoA), MoAF. SAP is a joint initiative of the MoAF and MoE. It started with six pilot schools in the year 2000 and now it has expanded to 303 schools in the country. Schools having SAP engage in agricultural activities by students within the school campus with the objective to improve kids’ nutritional requirements and also to inculcate farming as an alternative livelihood option in later life. By far vegetable growing is the most common activity under SAP but others such as egg production, pig rearing and mushroom cultivation are also carried out in some of the SAP schools. The DoA organises regular trainings for SAP focal teachers at College of Natural Resources and Rural Development Training Centre. SAP schools also receive input support such as tools, seeds, plastic houses, organic fertilizers etc

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