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  • Workshop on Assessing Economic Benefits of Sustainable Land Management Practices in Bhutan

    the participants of the workshop
    the participants of the workshop

    18 March, Thimphu: The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) has always accorded continued importance to the sustainable land management (SLM) in the country. However, increasing land degradation problem caused by both the natural disasters and human activities like unsustainable agricultural practices including improper irrigation, water management, cultivation on steep slopes without any measures, forest fire, overgrazing, infrastructure development, urbanization, mining, etc. has become a concern for the National Soil Services Centre (NSSC), Department of Agriculture (DoA) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.

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  • Knowing land and Sustainable Land Management

    Director General, DoA sharing the implications of Land Degradation
    Director General, DoA sharing the implications of Land Degradation

    17 February, Thimphu: ‘Bhutan annually losses 29 Mt/Ha of fertile top soil to land degradation, and if not managed properly it will be a very serious threat in the future’, shared Mr. Tashi Wangdi, Department of Agriculture (DoA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) to the members of the National Council of Bhutan during the Sensitization Workshop on Combating Land Degradation for the Parliamentarians of Bhutan. Although land is the most important natural capital, investment on sustainable land management practice has been carried out on a very small scale, and there is a need to develop an integrated national land use policy or a separate national Sustainable Land Management Policy.

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