• 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.

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  • Awareness workshop for RRCDP held

    12-15 November, Thimphu: In order to sensitise on the  Environmental and Social Management Framework which will ensure the activities of the Remote Rural Communities Development Project (RRCDP), the Policy and Planning Division of the Ministry organised a workshop at the conference hall of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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  • MAGIP Supervision Mission

    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supervision mission is in the country for a 4-week joint supervision mission from 5 – 30 November 2013. An annual event, the upcoming supervision mission will particularly assess progress made since the last mission (Nov 2012) particularly following the recommendations of the mid-term review (MTR). The mission would also re-examine the proposal for extension of the project by 18 months as well as the concept note for a new project proposed by the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) to IFAD. The mission would further review the post-MTR issues and activities that the project needs to address in order to achieve its development objectives. Finally, selected members of the mission would visit a sample of remote villages to examine and focus on component 1 activities.

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