Training Course on Agriculture Policy and Visioning underway

November 5-9, Thimphu:  A training course on Agriculture Policy and Visioning is underway at IMSL, Serbithang. Enhancing food and nutrition security, improving rural livelihood and management of the environment are the primary mandates of the Ministry and it makes a significant contribution to raising economic growth, employment, exports and poverty alleviation.

Dasho Rinzin Dorji, the Agriculture Secretary during the opening ceremony said the priority and challenge for the Ministry is to meet the national food self-sufficiency while also generating growth and employment in the sector. He added we need to also recognise the growing concerns and challenges associated to food production such as limited agriculture land, rural-urban migration, human-wildlife conflict, climate change impacts and disasters.

Officials from IFPRI, DoL, DoFPS, BAFRA, DAMC, CNR, GNHC, PPD, ARDC Yusipang, Bajo and Samtenling are attending the course.  With the course, participants will be able to understand the current state of Bhutan’s agriculture sector, analytical needs and policy issues faced by Bhutan’s agriculture sector and the data needs for developing a strategy.

The training is jointly organised by DoA and IFPRI with fund from FSAPP for helping out the task force members in coming up with “Agriculture Vision 2030 and beyond”.

-ICTD

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