• 14th ISE Congress kicks off with the Mountain Communities Initiatives

    27 May 2014, Jangbee (Trongsa) and Ura (Bumthang): Forty-seven participants from 10 different countries arrived in Bhutan on 27th May 2014. They are involved in the Mountain Communities Initiatives for the 14th International Society of Ethnobiology Congress.

    The idea of the Mountain Communities Initiatives was borne during the last ISE Congress in Montpellier, France— to create an opportunity for exchange among indigenous mountain communities about the defense of traditional food and agriculture systems in a context of climate change and other ecological and socio-political pressures.

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  • South Asian Regional Workshop on Biosafety

    HE Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji with the participants of the South Asian Regional Workshop on Biosafety
    HE Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji with the participants of the South Asian Regional Workshop on Biosafety

    26 May, Paro: “while one can be so excited about all the solutions the modern biotechnology promises to address the global problems, there is need for regulatory system aligned with the development goals and objectives of one’s country in order to protect public health and farming system, conserve natural resources and conserve cultural practices” shared His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests, who graced the inaugural session of the  South Asian Regional Workshop on Biosafety.

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  • Maize Seed Production training at RDC Wengkhar, Mongar

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    Participants at the training

    A 3 days training for Community Based Maize Seed Production Groups (CBSP) of Mongar and Trashigang Districts began today (27/5/2015) at RNR RDC Wengkhar. A total of 26 farmer participants representing five CBSPs from Trashignag and Mongar are attending the training organized by RNR RDC Wengkhar. The training is organized to reinforce maize seed selection procedures, enhance linkage between seed growers (Producers) and Regional Seed Centre Farm (Buyer) and also to educate growers on seed quality and regulations by resource persons from Bhutan Agriculture Food Regulatory Authority, Mongar. Later the participants will also be visiting the Regional Seed farm at Trashiyangste where the foundations seed for CBSP groups are produced.

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