3 December, Thimphu: The FAO Country Representative for Bhutan and Nepal, Mr. Ken Shimizu called on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.
During the meeting, Lyonpo acknowledged the FAO’s significant contribution to the RNR Sector. The meeting explored the possible FAO support in terms of enhancing market infrastructure, capacity building and statistics. The meeting also discussed the RNR challenges in achieving self-sufficiency, digitalisation of agriculture and the FAO’s Hand-in-Hand initiative to accelerate the agricultural transformation and sustainable rural development.
The FAO Representative is in the country from November 8 to December 6. During his stay, he also met with the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary and Heads under the Ministry as well as visited the agriculture research centres at Yusipang and Bajo.
Bhutan has closely worked with FAO towards achieving food security and the collaboration between the two parties has continued to strengthen over the years.
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