• 7th to 19th May 2018 – Training on Introductory Course on Farming to NFE Instructors.

    In coincidence with visit of Minister of Picture1Agriculture and Forests to Zhemgang, certificate was awarded by Lyonpo to 18 NFE Instructors who attended 12 days training on Introductory Course on Farming at Rural Development Training Centre, Zhemgang from 7th to 19th May 2018.


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  • Livestock Sector, Lhuentse Working Continued Towards Sustainable Dairy Production.

    115.05.2017, Lhuentse: With the objectives of sustainable dairy production to enhance rural livelihoods and increase import substitute of dairy products the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Lhuentse is working continued towards promotion of dairy farming activity. For the fiscal year 2017-2018 alone we have procured 55 heads of high milking cattle to the dairy groups such as Tangmachu, Minjey, Jarey and Ney. The dairy cows (Jersey) were in-sourced from various Dzogkhags to Lhuenste farmers through providing 30% subsidy, cattle insurance and availing loan from Rural Enterprise Development Cooperation Limited (REDCL).

    Currently, with this program reinforce there is an observed substantial increase in milk products such as butter and cheese available found in the locality by dairy group farmers. In-sourcing of dairy cattle would not only found the significant changes in socio-economic life of the rural farmers but it has also directly impacts on import substitute of dairy products from neighbouring countries.

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  • Renewal of cooperative and farmers group certificate

    The Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives would like to inform all farmers groups and cooperatives whose registration certificates have expired to renew their certificates with the department. As per the Cooperative Rules and Regulations of Bhutan, “the initial registration certificate of primary cooperatives shall be valid for five years and can be renewed provided the cooperative still meets the initial registration requirements.” The FG/ Co-op that wish to renew their certificates must follow the same guideline that was followed during the initial registration. The Guideline for Registration of Primary Cooperatives and The Guideline for Registration of Farmers Groups prescribes step by step instruction for registration.

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  • Media Release – International Biodiversity Day Tuesday 22 May 2018

    The National Biodiversity Centre in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund, UNDP Bhutan, National Environment Commission and Royal Society for Protection of Nature is organizing a celebration for International Biodiversity Day on May 22, 2018.

    The theme for this year is “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity” to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Convention on Biological Diversity and to highlight progress made in the achievement of its objectives at the national and global levels.

    Biodiversity Day is a United Nations–sanctioned international day to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

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