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Encouraged by the huge popularity of the annual Sanam Drupdrey (RNR-Magazine) which serves as a medium for the Ministry to share its motivating stories of success and innovation in the fields of agriculture, livestock and forestry, ICS will be publishing the 7th issue of Sanam Drupdrey in 2017. Sanam Drupdrey has a very extensive readership within and abroad. Although, we record many achievements in the Ministry, regrettably many are not highlighted in the Magazine.
Therefore, I urge all the Departments, Agencies, Research Centres, Divisions, Central Programs and Dzongkhag Offices to contribute mandatorily at least two articles for Sanam Drupdrey 2017.
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Octero 31, Thimphu: A wrap up meeting between RGoB and the joint mission for MAGIP PCR Validation and CARLEP Supervision was conducted at the Hotel Migmar. It was attended by the officials from the departments, agencies, FCBL, budget, CARLEP and IFAD under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Secretary for MoAF, Dasho Rinzin Dorji.
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The Japanese government will provide a total grant amount of USD 2.4 million under the project, “Improvement of Farm Machinery for Hiring Services of Tillage,” for the Royal Government of Bhutan to procure 353 power tillers. The grant aid agreement was signed today at MoAF conference hall between Mr. Koji Yamada, Chief Representative, JICA Bhutan office and Mr. Thinley Namgyel, Secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission in the presence of Agriculture Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.
As per press release, this is following the request submitted by the Government of Bhutan to the Government of Japan in 2014 when the two governments held the 9th Bilateral Annual Consultation. “Following which the detailed need survey was dispatched and the scope of assistance for the project was confirmed on 11th May 2016 with the signing of minutes of Meeting,” stated press release.
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Two teams of mission comprising nine members from IFAD arrived Samdrupjongkhar on 15th October. While Project Completion Report (PCR) Validation Mission of MAGIP (Market Access and Growth Intensification Project) will basically be reviewing and validating the Project Completion Report prepared and submitted by PCU MAGIP following IFAD’s PCR guidelines on 30th September 2016, the Supervision Mission for CARLEP (Commercial Agriculture and Resilient Livelihoods Enhancement Programme) will broadly assess the overall Programme Progress according to the AWPB and implementation initiatives following its formal launch in March this year.
For CARLEP, this is the 1st Supervision Mission. The mission mainly aims to perform the regular supervisory, accountability and fiduciary responsibilities in line with IFAD’s direct Supervision and Implementation support policies. It also aims to provide support to programme team in identifying and resolving any bottle-neck or emerging issues in the Programme related areas.
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