• TENDER for Development of Master Plan for Tingtibi Botanical Garden

    The Zhemgang Forests Division (ZFD), Department of Forests and Park Services would like to invite consultant service from the interested Bhutanese Consultancy firms having capabilities for “Development of Master Plan for Establishment of Tingtibi Botanical Garden at Bermoo, Tingtibi.

    The proposal should be sumbitted to the Chief Forestry Officer, Zhemgang Forest Division, Zhemgang latest by 29th April 2014 at 2:00 PM, and will be opened on the same day. For details, contact Chief Forestry Officer, Zhemgang Forest Division during office hours at 17117733/03-741205.

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  • CoRRB Seminar on Nutrition in Schools

    3 April 2014: The Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) organised a half day seminar at the conference hall of Hotel Migmar in Thimphu. More than twenty-five participants from Education, Health, FAO, WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests attended it. The seminar covered the two scientific presentations, namely, ‘Importance of nutrition among school children through school gardening’ by Dr. Ray Yu Yang, Taiwan and Importance of wash in enhancing nutritional outcome of school’ by Professor Dr. Gueladio Cisse, Swiss TPH.
    3 April 2014: The Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) organised a half day seminar at the conference hall of Hotel Migmar in Thimphu. More than twenty-five participants from Education, Health, FAO, WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests attended it. The seminar covered the two scientific presentations, namely, ‘Importance of nutrition among school children through school gardening’ by Dr. Ray Yu Yang, Taiwan and Importance of wash in enhancing nutritional outcome of school’ by Professor Dr. Gueladio Cisse, Swiss TPH.
    Dr. Ray Yu Yang and Professor Dr. Gueladio Cisse also met with Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji on 2 April to share their research outcomes.
    Dr. Ray Yu Yang and Professor Dr. Gueladio Cisse also met with Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji on 2 April to share their research outcomes.

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  • Artificial Insemination program inaugurated in Samdrup Jongkhar

    131 March, Samdrup Jongkhar: In order to popularise superior quality genetic breeds through provision of efficient nutrition and health care management and achieve genetic potentials of the crossbred cows, an Artificial Insemination (AI) program followed by sensitisation cum training was inaugurated in Martshalla geog. The improvement of the genetic materials could mean an increase in the production by more than 1200 litres of milk in 300 days (one lactation length).

    The Geog Gup graced the program as a Chief Guest who highlighted the importance of AI and its benefits for the rural community in his speech. More than 50 farmers of Dungmanma and Gorthongma Dairy Cooperatives, which was established five years ago, attended the program.

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  • Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) Stakeholders Meeting

    To save time, funds and avoid duplication, RDC Yusipang will be organising a one day stakeholder’s meeting on 18 April 2014 at NRDCL Hall on establishment of network of PSPs with the aim to bring together all available information, identify common objectives and goals towards obtaining reliable information and agreeing on uniformity of sample plots, data collection and sharing of information amongst the stakeholders.

    One of the main objectives of the Department of Forests and Park Services in the 11th FYP is to generate scientific information for managing the forest and its resources on sustainable basis. As such the establishments of a network of Permanent sample plots (PSPs) in different ecological zones have been given top priority by the Department of Forests and Park Services. PSPs are necessary as they provide valuable information on forest structure and composition (regeneration, growth, mortality, gap dynamics, micro-site patterns, ground flora and fauna) and other factors that affect forest productivity and conservation over a long period of time especially in the face of climate change.

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