WORK­SHOP ON AGRI­CUL­TURE VI­SION AND POL­ICY ENDS

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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.

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