National Stakeholders Workshop on Implementation of Regional Action Plan for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics

Jambayang Resort, Thimphu 19 November 2013: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) with support from Food and Agricultural Organization for Asia-Pacific Region (FAORAP) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UNESCAP) organized a half-day National Stakeholders Workshop on Initiation of the Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics in Bhutan on 19 November 2013 at Jambayang Resort.

The Workshop was attended by about 25 officials representing major stakeholders both within and agencies outside the RNR sector. Mr. Dorji Dhradhul, the Director of Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) graced the opening ceremony, Mr. Phub Sangay, Chief Statistical Officer from National Statistical Bureau (NSB), served as the chair and Mr. Allan Nicholls, Regional Coordinator for Implementation of Regional Action Plan for improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics form FAORAP resourced the workshop.

The workshop was also attended by Mr. Yagtash Prasad Gautam, International Consultant and Mr. Sangay Tempa, National Consultant who have been tasked to carry out in-depth assessment on production and utilization of RNR statistics by discussing with focal persons of the major national stakeholders both within and outside the RNR sector. The objective of the assessment is to produce a comprehensive Assessment Report for developing Sectors Strategic Plan for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics.

Submitted by PPD, MoAF

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