June 17, Lhuentse: The 17th June was observed world wide as World Day to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation focusing on sustainable land management (SLM) as a way to regenerate economies and revitalise communities.
The Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse also joined global society to mark the day with a theme ‘Land has true value. Invest in it’. It was celebrated in Lekpa village under Gangzur gewog which was identified to create a SLM Model Village. The day promoted public awareness on land degradation, national and global actions to combat desertification, land degradation and drought.
The occasion was graced by Dasho Dzongrab as the chief guest. The Dzongkhag Sector Heads, Gups, Gewog Administrative Officer and Gangzur farmers also took part in the program.
On the day, participants planted hedgerows. The program was supported by UNDP through LDCF-GEF fund.
-Kinzang Thinley, Agriculture Extension Officer and Dorjee, Sr. DAO, Lhuentse
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