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  • Bhutan to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition

    Thimphu, 17 November 2014 – Bhutan will be attending the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) from 19 to 21 November 2014 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. The goal of the ICN2 is to improve nutrition through national policies and effective international cooperation. The conference is jointly organized by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations. The Bhutanese delegation, led by the Hon’ble Health Minister, Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Ministry of Health, left for Rome on Monday morning.

    The ICN is a global initiative to understand and improve nutrition more holistically and for longer term interests. This second conference will review the progress of the Action Plan agreed by the governments in the first ICN in 1992. Lessons will be learnt and promising technologies scaled-up in the coming years. The ICN2 will also review relevant policies and institutions on agriculture, fisheries, health, trade, consumption and social protection to improve nutrition.

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  • Global Rice Science Scholarships

    The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in collaboration with Africa Rice Center, the International Center for Agriculture in the Tropics, the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development, and the Research Institute for Development has recently launched the Global Rice Science Scholarships.

    Additional information may be downloaded from www.training.irri.org. Inquiries and clarifications may be sent to Ms. Anily D. Maningas at grispscholarships@irri.org

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  • Inviting feedback for civil service welfare scheme

    The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is in receipt of letter from the Royal Civil Service Commission requesting feedback and endorsement of the civil service welfare scheme. The matter has been deliberated in the 156 HRC meeting of the Ministry and has decided to seek the consent of every employees working under the Ministry.

    In this regard, we would appreciate if all concerned could kindly take part in the poll (right column) and forward any feedback to feedbacks@moaf.gov.bt on or before 15 Nov 2014. Please note that this exercise is only for MoAF officials.

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  • Budget Notification

    With reference to letter No.DNB/DIV-I/2014/003 dated 10th July 2014, Budget Notification for FY 2014-15 of the Ministry of Finance, letter No.MoF.DNB/Rules-2/2014-15/030 dated 18th July 2014; Notification-Revision of Allowances & Benefits of the Ministry of Finance and MoAF/AFD/Budget (G)/2014-15/1373 dated 11th July 2014, AFD would like to notify following points to all our agencies for kind information and for further necessary action.

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