• 5 July 2014: International Day of Cooperatives

    coopThis year, the day falls on 5 July and will be celebrated throughout the world with the theme, “Cooperative Enterprise Achieves Sustainable Development for all”. The main objective of the day is to increase awareness on cooperatives and promote the movement’s successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality and world peace.

    Bhutan first marked the International Cooperative Day in 2011 at Gelephu. This year the day will be commemorated by bringing together representatives of the country’s registered farmers’ groups and cooperatives at Chuzergang Agriculture Farmers Cooperative, Chuzergang, Gelephu. In the east, the same will be celebrated by bringing the leaders of farmers’ groups and cooperatives in their respective Dzongkhags. The Tshaluna Farmers’ Group under Mewang Geowg, Thimphu has, on their own initiative, is organising a day-long program to mark the day. This gathering will focus on sharing experiences, discuss issues, challenges and pave the way forward. Besides, it will also aim in raising awareness and supporting the optimal development of farmers‘groups and cooperatives in the country.

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  • Agriculture Business Idea- “Green Farm Bhutan- Integrated Peri-Urban Agriculture Business” wins the Best Business Idea from Female Participant

    Ms. Bindu M Tamang, Planning Officer, Policy & Planning Division
    Ms. Bindu M Tamang, Planning Officer,
    Policy & Planning Division

    In the Business Idea Competition of Bhutan for 2014 jointly organised by Ministry of Labour and Human Resources and Bhutan Innovation and Technology Center, Thimphu Tech Park in June 2014 the Best Business Idea from female participant was won by the Agriculture Business Idea- “Green Farm Bhutan- Integrated Peri-Urban Agriculture Business” submitted by Bindu Tamang of PPD. The result was announced yesterday and prizes were awarded by Hon’ble Lyonpo of MoLHR.

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  • Sixth Batch of Foresters graduate from UWICE

    uwice230 June 2014, Bumthang: 30 Foresters and 5 Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) Field Assistants celebrated their graduation day on 30 June 2014, at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), Lamai Goempa, Bumthang. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was the Lam Neten of Jakar Rabdhey. Other sector heads of the Dzongkhag also attended the celebration.

    All the students successfully completed a one-year certificate course in Conservation, Environment and Forestry Studies.

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  • Radio program airing today and panel discussion tomorrow

    1. There will be an airing of radio program on ‘Vegetable production’ today ie. 30 June 2014 at 7.30 pm (BBS radio).
    1. There will be a panel discussion on ‘International Day of Cooperatives’ tomorrow i.e. 1 July 2014 after 6 pm news on BBS 1. The panelist will be from the Department of Agricultural and Marketing Cooperatives.


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