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  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week

    20 November, Thimphu: The World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) is observed globally from 18-24 November to raise awareness of the health risks posed by antibiotic resistance, promote good practices and limit the spread of resistant bacteria across the world.

    To mark the WAAW, a half day workshop on “Advocacy on Antimicrobial Resistance to the One Health Stakeholders” was held at the National Veterinary Hospital, Motithang to create awareness to stakeholders with a global theme, ‘The future of antibiotics depends on all of us.’

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  • Sanam Lyonpo meets senior RNR officials

    The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor met with heads of the departments and agencies including the regional and SoEs heads on November 15 to share his past one year’s experiences and way forward in the RNR Sector.

    Lyonpo addressing the meeting shared, “The past one year in the office was enriching, learning about the agriculture sector, its planning process, implementation and the opportunity to work on it.” He stressed that the Ministry has a huge potential for employment generation, wealth creation and transformational growth if focused beyond subsistence farming. He highlighted that the agriculture in Bhutan needs transformation through enhancing productivity, market and research as well as cutting down bureaucratic layers and territorial mind set. He also urged all to come with big ideas and bring a change for better future.

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  • Capacity building on inspection and quality control of fortified rice

    Practical session at Charo Tshongdrel Rice Mill, Phuentsholing

    13-15 November, Phuentsholing: Seventeen BAFRA officials and four quality control officials from the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) are attending hands on training on inspection and quality control of fortified rice at Hotel Palm. The training is aimed at enhancing capacity building of BAFRA and FCBL to ensure quality of fortified rice throughout the supply chain of school feeding program.

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  • Mushroom spawn production equipment inaugurated

    15 October, Thimphu: His Excellency, Mr. Shingo Miyamoto, the Minister for Economic and Development , Embassy of Japan based in India inaugurated the mushroom spawn production equipment at the National Mushroom Centre.

    The equipment including sawdust crusher mill, high temperature and pressure cubic steriliser, moisture analyser, hot air oven, electronic balance, deep freezer and refrigerated van were procured from the grant assistance for grassroots human security project (GGP), Embassy of Japan in March-May 2018. They cost around Nu. 6.59 M out of which Nu. 4.67 M were funded by GGP based on the agreement signed between GGP and the Department of Agriculture (DoA) in March 2017. The new set of equipment replaced the 29 years old set which were procured during 1989-1990.

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  • Extensions agents learn dairy post production technologies

    28 October-1 November: Twenty extension agents from GEF project areas of Wangdue, Tsirang, Haa, Paro, Punakha and Thimphu attended a training, ‘Capacity enhancement on Dairy Post Production Technologies (Farm-To-Table)’ with theory and hands on practical production of yogurt, paneer, rasgulla and mozzarella.

    The theory session was conducted at the Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Wangdue while the practical session was held at the milk processing unit in Kuruthang, Punkaha. The National Dairy Research and Development Centre, Yusipang and RLDC-Wangdue organised the training with fund from GEF-LDCF.

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