From the yearly archives: 2013

A group of 25 final year student teachers from Paro College of Education studying Applied Chemistry visited the Center with the objective of collecting information for their project work and also to link their theory knowledge with practices outside the classroom.

After brief presentations on the Center in general, soil survey, soil fertility, soil […]

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A half day workshop was organized by this Center at NRDCL Hall in Thimphu to launch the Land Degradation Alignment exercise to Bhutan National Action Program prepared in 2009. The realigning exercise, keeping in line with UNCCD’s 10-Year strategy,  will  entail task force members that consist of government, corporate and non-government organizations to revisit […]

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With Agriculture and Food Security as an optional subject now included in school curriculum, a group of 33 students from Drukgyel High School visited the Centre on 25th September’13 to learn more about soils, its importance and sustainable management.

The visit also provided the students, the opportunity to learn about the Centre, its mandates, plans, […]

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Message from NSSC on UNCCD Day – June 17, 2013

Highlighting efforts made in combating land degradation through Sustainable Land Management Projects – for details click on picture link on the right…

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The National Soil Services Centre (NSSC) in collaboration with the University of Washington, USA has undertaken the development of Druk Dynamic Information Framework (DrukDIF) to help analyze the natural resource base and develop predictive scenarios and appropriate interventions in Bhutan. The work is almost on the verge of completion and as the part […]

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TRAINING ON SLM/BIO-ENGINEERING FOR SOIL EROSION CONTROL

National Soil Services Centre under the Department of Agriculture, MoAF will be conducting 5days training (26th to 30th April 2013) for the RNR staff of Dagana Dzongkhag on Bio-engineering/ Sustainable Land Management for Soil Erosion Control commencing at RNR Centre, Goshi. The expenses for the […]

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Fertilizer distribution from 1976 till 2011

Fertilizer distribution trend from 1976 till 2011 is available for any body to use as a reference. Compiled by NSSC with the raw data from NSC, Paro and can be downloaded from the Publications>Technical Reports>Soil Fertility Report.

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Land Cover Atlas of Bhutan 2012

The Land Cover Mapping Project (LCMP), a sub-project under the SLM Project has completed the entire mapping of the land cover of Bhutan and subsequently published “Land Cover Atlas of Bhutan”. The atlas has been distributed to departments, Dzongkhags, relevant government agencies and NGOs.

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In line with the continued mainstreaming efforts of the Department of Agriculture, the Center (NSSC) with financial support from the Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project, is currently conducting 2-day SLM Sensitization Workshops in Dzongkhags in Eastern Bhutan (viz. Zhemgang, Lhuentse, Mongar, Trashi Yangtse, Pema Gatshel, Samdrup Jongkhar & Chukha) starting from Zhemgang and […]

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BHUCAT

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BHUCAT- Bhutan Catalogue of Soil and Water Conservation Approaches and Technologies – Best Practices and Guidelines from Bhutan for Sustainable Land Management on Steep to Very Steep Slopes.

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