CNR, Lobesa May 27, 2016: A team from Hirosaki University, Japan, visits CNR for a project on the JICA Partnership program between Hirosaki University and the College of Natural Resources for “Capacity building and introduction to innovative technologies to improve apple production, productivity and processing in Bhutan”.The team included research personnel from Hirosaki University,President & CEO of Harada Nursery Co. Ltd. The project fund is routed through JICA to Hirosaki University and then to Bhutan. 
Training on apple plantation, techniques in training and pruning was organized at Renewable Natural Resource Research and Development Center, Yusipang ,Thimphu on 27th May, 2016. During the event, two faculties from CNR participated in the training.
A total of 336 apple rootstock of Chinese Apple Malus prunifoila var. ringo were planted at the project site. The resource persons also shared some of their improved techniques such as nurseries production, pruning and fruit thinning in apple production.Techniques on safe production of processed fruits such as cider and freeze-dry will also be taught to the target group who in turn will teach core farmers and is intended to be further disseminated to general farmers.In addition, apple processing machines for making cider, freeze-dry and jam will also be introduced at CNR.  
The 11th Convocation Ceremony of Royal University of Bhutan will be held on 7th June, 2016 at RIM, Thimphu. College of Natural Resources graduates of 2015 are required to register online to participate in the Convocation Ceremony. For further information please contact Dean, Academic Affairs. Phone no. 02-376251 , IT Jigme Thinley Mobile No.(17293495),  email ::   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .. The last dateline  for registration is extended till  June 2, 2016 .       Click here to Register 
CNR, Lobesa May 30, 2016: On Saturday May 28, 2016 CNR students and few forestry faculties from the college were involved in the preparation work for tree plantation to be undertaken in upcoming Social Forestry Day (2nd June 2016) in Chimi Lhakhang and college campus. 
The social Forestry day has significant importance in our country. It is a day to commemorate the Crowning of the Fourth King of Bhutan, His Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck in 1974. 
The Students, lecturers, desuups and forest officials from Forest Division of Wangdue and Punakha were involved in digging of pits to plant trees in recently burnt area in Chimmi Lhakhang, Lobesa.
A forest fire in the region of Chimi Lhakhang was reported in May 2016 destroying around seven hectares of forest, according to forest officials in Punakha. The fire behind the lhakhang has also affected the bamboo plantations along the Punatsangchhu below Chimi Lhakhang that was planted by Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authority and forest officials last year. To revive the forest, the above volunteers will replant tree saplings in this affected area on Social Forestry day.
CNR, Lobesa May 30, 2016: A 23rd Diploma students of three departments: Forestry, Animal Science and Agriculture presented their final year project work entitled “Creativity and Innovative Product Development” on May 30, 2016. The exhibition is a part of module Project Work (PWK 202) which is credited 12 and it is equivalent to one module.
According to project coordinator Mr Tashi Dendup, the module serves as a platform for students to access their proficiency on creativeness and innovation in building up undiscovered skills in them. 
More than 20 products were developed and sold in the middle of students and faculties by 87 students who were divided into 17 groups. The innovative products include: Druk Art Oriental Flower, Wooden clock, Corn Remover, Bamboo Products, Rotator Dining Tables, Kitchen accessories and few others. The products booking on demand before judges could evaluate their products have justified the potential customer and quality of the products. 
Application dateline for Master’s in Development Practice is extended till July 5, 2016. All interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply with all required documents to:
Dr. Sonam Tashi, Dean, Academic Affairs.
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Phone: 02-376251 Or Mobile No:17768276 
Dr. Thubten Sonam, MDP Programme Leader
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