Workshop on Organic Farming Research and Education

Group pictureJuly 25-26, Thimphu: A workshop on Organic Farming Research and Education was organised by National Organic Programme (NOP) at the Research and Development Centre (RDC)-Yusipang from with a resource person from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Researchers from the RDC-Yusipang, technical working group members from departments and agencies, officials from the agriculture department and NOP participated in it.

The workshop strengthened the organic farming research system in the country. The research and development (R&) will play a key role in the organic farming sector development in the country to address various challenges confronted by this farming system. The important topics discussed were the status of organic agriculture in Bhutan, organic agriculture research and activities at RDC-Yusipang, organic sector, research and education in Germany, organic farming research at the University of Hohenheim and topics for future cooperation.

Group work to draw up possible ways to improve Organic R&D in Bhutan, organic agriculture research priorities, research cooperation and exploring other fields with the University of Hohenhiem, Germany were carried out.

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