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  • Sanam Lyonpo visits Samar and Eusu gewogs

    Haa: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor visited the high altitude paddy trial field at Samar and protected cultivation (green house) site at Eusu on July 23.

     Jakar Rey Naab, a cold tolerant paddy variety which matures early is cultivated in 0.70 acres of land in Balamna, Samar gewog as per the technical recommendation starting from 2016. Balamna is at 2600 masl. Khangma Maap variety which was first tried at the site did not do well due to susceptibility to blast disease.

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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo meets FDI experts

    The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo,Yeshey Penjor meets a team of foreign direct investment (FDI) from the Arsenalogic Technologies Private Limited on July 19. The team shared the FDI proposals in terms of fishery and cordyceps among others with potential opportunities in Bhutan due to its pristine water and abundance natural resources.

    In another meeting, Lyonpo met with the Chief Executive Officer of NEXCON, Bhutan, Michael J. Spolum (left in picture) who presented an overview to ensure Bhutan’s potential for high-value and high-volume agricultural value chain, generate employment and enhance food-security.

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  • Vietnamese delegation meets Sanam Lyonpo

    8 July, Thimphu: A nine member delegation from Vietnam National Assembly headed by His Excellency Mr. Phan Xuan Dung, Member of Central Party Committee, Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, Technology and Environment called on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    Their Excellencies discussed on the areas of agriculture, fishery and forest. The Chairman expressed Vietnamese keen interest on forest management in Bhutan.

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  • 4th Meeting of SAARC Agriculture Ministers held

    24- 27 June, Thimphu: The Agriculture Ministers and Secretaries of the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to regional integration to promote agriculture and rural development in the region during the 4th SAARC Agriculture Ministers Meeting held in June 2019 in Thimphu.

    Under the auspices of SAARC, the 4th Meeting of SAARC Agriculture Ministers was hosted by the Royal Government of Bhutan in Thimphu on 27th June 2019. Three meetings preceded the Ministerial Meeting which reviewed past activities and decided new areas of cooperation and collaborations.

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  • Towards enhancing Swiss business collaboration

    5 June, Thimphu: A twenty member Swiss business delegation led by His Excellency, Andreas Baum, the Ambassador of Switzerland to Bhutan and India met with the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor to explore and strengthen the Swiss business collaboration in Bhutan. The Hon’ble Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji, Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Bhutan; the Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji and heads of the departments and agency were also present.

    Welcoming the delegation, Lyonpo shared the Ministry’s priority areas during the 12th five year plan such as organic farming, value added products, reduce import of food items and market among others. Swiss being one of the advanced countries in value addition technologies, Lyonpo explored the possibility of sharing such resources to improve all the three sectors: agriculture, forestry and livestock in the country.

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