WORKSHOP ON AGRICULTURE VISION AND POLICY ENDS
In order to achieve food and nutrition security and to enhance rural livelihood, a five-day workshop on agriculture vision and policy concluded yesterday at Serbithang in Thimphu.
Agriculture secretary Rinzin Dorji, was quoted saying that enhancing food and nutrition security, improving rural livelihood and environment management were the primary mandates of the ministry. The main challenge and priority for the ministry, according to him, was to meet the national food self-sufficiency, while also generating growth and employment in the sector.
Some of the reportedly existing challenges associated with food production were agriculture land, rural-urban migration, human-wildlife conflict, climate change impacts and disasters. The workshop aimed for good management, sustainable use, and development of resources for better sector policies, programmes, investments, and planning processes.