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WDCD 2017 – UNCCD Poster

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Coinciding with the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) on 17th June 2017, Honble Lyonpo for Ministry of Agriculture & Forests launched the Agriculture Land Development Guidelines (ALDG) for sustainable management of agriculture land through adoption of proper processes, procedures and technologies.

The ALDG has been developed by a Technical Working Group of eight […]

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A Working Committee (WC) of eight members worked on the Land Development Guidelines from 10th to 14th April 2017 in Phuentsholing. The WC members consisted of two Chiefs and an Engineer from the Department of Agriculture, a Planning Officer from the National Land Commission and four officers from the National Soil Services Centre (NSSC).

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Annual Report 2015-16

On April 21, 2017 By

The Annual Report for FY 2015-16″ has just been released – slightly delayed due to reasons beyond our control. We sincerely hope that the readers engaged in rural development and/or sustainable agriculture, specifically related to soils and sustainable land management will continue to access the useful information contained in the report. For a copy […]

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The National Soil Services Center (NSSC) is organizing a 5-day in-service training on soil and land management for 20 Extension Agents of Thimphu & Paro Dzongkahgs (10 each) with effect from 13th -17th March at Lamgong, Paro.

The training focuses on all aspects of soil and land management including soil characterization, land evaluation, soil […]

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Dawa Tashi, a B. Sc. (Agriculture) graduate of Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences in Allahabad, India chose to join this Center as Soil Survey & Land Evaluation Officer after securing second position (72.09%) in the Bhutan Civil Service Examinations 2014 in the technical category.

The certificate for his magnificent […]

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Airfare Quotation

On February 9, 2017 By

This Center is pleased to invite sealed quotation from authorized ticketing agents for providing confirmed air tickets for the travel of 1 (one) official from Paro to Seattle, Washington, USA as per the itinerary given below: –

1st March17 Paro Delhi

6th March17 Delhi Seattle, Washington (USA)

18th March17 Seattle, Washington Delhi

20th March17 Delhi […]

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On 5th December, Bhutan joined the global community world-wide to celebrate the World Soil Day with the National Soil Services Centre (NSSC), DoA organizing the celebration at the Moelamthang at Damphu in Tsirang. With the theme “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life” the main objective of the celebration was to highlight the importance of […]

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The study focused on using soils as proxies to reconstruct the history of paleo-climate and landscape formation during the Quaternary Period especially of the Holocene Epoch. While there is a reasonably good record or account of Quaternary climate and landscape formation under the influence of South Asian Summer Monsoon (SASM) for various regions of […]

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Soil organic carbon (SOC) is integral to soil functioning and serves as a common indicator for soil security, water security, food security, energy security, climate change abatement, biodiversity protection, and ecosystem service. Since SOC varies in space and time, its quantification is essential to better understand the carbon (C) dynamics at various scales. As […]

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