From the yearly archives: 2014

Recognizing the fact that soil is a finite natural resource and that it is a critical component of the natural system as it serves as a basis of food, feed, fuel and fibre production and services to ecosystems and human well-being, United Nations has designated fifth day in December every year as World Soil Day.

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Soil Fertility Unit (SFU) of the Center has recently completed a survey to study the impact of fertilizer demonstration trials and fertilizer use in rice production in six Gewogs of Samtse Dzongkhag.

Prior to conducting the survey, the team conducted mock survey at the Center basically to review and refine the questionnaire and also […]

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A group of eight officials from Land Development Department in Bangkok visited the Center. Click on Read More button to view pictures taken then…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NAP Final Report

On August 21, 2014 By

According to estimates, some 1.97 billion hectares of all usable land have been affected by various forms of human-induced land degradation worldwide. These are mainly caused by deforestation, overgrazing, fuel wood consumption, unsustainable land and crop management practices, industries, urbanization, and infrastructure development. Poverty, population growth and natural factors such as extreme climate and […]

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The United Nations Convention to Combat Land Degradation (UNCCD) stipulates that the National Action Programs (NAP) to combat land degradation developed by the member countries need to be realigned to the UNCCD 10-Year Strategy (2008-18). Therefore, the National Soil Services Centre (NSSC) as the Country’s Focal Agency for UNCCD, carried out the task of realigning […]

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This study was conducted with the objective of determining the returns to sustainable land management (SLM) at the national level in Bhutan. The study first uses satellite data on land change (Landsat) to examine land use change in 1990… To download the document, click on the link…ifpridp01361

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WDCD 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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June 17 is globally celebrated as World Day to Combat Desertification. The theme for this year’s celebration is “ecosystem based adaptation” with a slogan “Land belongs to the Future – Let’s Climate Proof it“. It highlights the benefits of mainstreaming sustainable land management policies into our collective response to climate change. The objectives of this […]

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A team from the Center is currently in Thangrong Gewog in Mongar implementing Sustainable Land Management (SLM) interventions – specifically benefitting 35 households in the villages of Reynang Khoe, Changyongla and Maebhang Zor. A series of hedge rows will be established on some 15 – 20 acres and stone bunding will be built on 1 […]

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In order to streamline sustainable land management in the government policies and plans, the National Soil Services Center (NSSC), under agriculture ministry, organized a workshop for the National Council members in the capital this week.

The key objective was to sensitize the importance of combating land degradation in the country, […]

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